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Twitter Lays Out Why That 'Cat Person' Story Might Not Be As Universal As You Think

Twitter Lays Out Why That 'Cat Person' Story Might Not Be As Universal As You Think
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6 months ago

Recently a short story called Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian appeared in the the New Yorker and quickly went viral. 

 Many women related to the fictional account of a very short bad romance that led to an awkward sexual encounter.  

But not everyone was feeling the story. Some thought the main character was shallow and cruel. 

Writer Justina Ireland pointed out that the story spoke to a very specific demographic. In a series of tweets Ireland explained why it is problematic to call the short story "universal."

H/T: Twitter