“It’s been a tough week for thirtysomething men called Robert”.
They are the text my friend that is actual Rob or Robert, aged 34, asked us to start the line using this week. He had been, for the uninitiated, discussing the mania that is global final week perhaps not over more revelations of intimate sleaze but of… Cat individual, a quick little bit of fiction by the unusual journalist called Kristen Roupenian printed final week-end into the brand New Yorker. (i am aware: the next thing a poem within the London writeup on publications will go viral.) Robert ended up being the title of their ill-starred, 34-year old man that is leading.
Also when you have heard about it, you might not have got round to reading Cat individual. I’dn’t blame you – it’s not an especially gripping or momentous tale, unless (you have an abiding interest in the curious dynamics of dating like me. But its mundanity didn’t stop it starting a storm: every conceivable band of Tweeter happens to be weighing in, from high-brow commentators, to millennials most importantly, to female twentysomething daters. After which there is certainly the spectacularly effective Twitter account simply called “Men react to cat person”, which mostly channels indignation that is male the depiction regarding the chubby, inept Robert. (more…)