"NO MUM GET OUT MY ROOM. NO. I KNOW THAT BOTTLE IS EMPTY. YES I KNOW. NOOO! PUT IT DOWN. PUT. IT. DOWN. I LIKE THAT BOTTLE THERE. I DON’T CARE THAT IT’S EMPTY. LEAVE MY ROOM PLEASE. NO STOP TOUCHING STUFF. OH MY GOD JUST LEEEAVVVVEEEEE."
I told my cat that the high statistics of rape terrified me and he bit me really lightly on the nose as if to say “I’m sorry you live in a society in which sexual violence against women is normalised and commonplace. I’m sorry that I am just a cat and as such can’t help to end the objectification of your gender.” And that made me feel quite a lot better.