Women and cats
One of the reporters called today to say that she wanted to do a story on why women are so obsessed with cats - in relation I think to the Bukit Batok story. I told the reporter that hoarding is a psychological problem and it affects both men and women. People also just hoard about anything. The most famous hoarders were these two brothers who were eventually killed by the junk they accumulated in their home. I don't think she knew about this though.
I really dislike this whole notion that women like cats more than men - if you look at it, more women as a whole are involved in social work, so that's probably why you see more women helping out than men in just about any society.