Garfield The Cat Is Not Non-Binary (But Apparently We Thought He Was)
It turns that Garfield, legendary comic strip cat, is a boy after all. “Garfield is male,” creator Jim Davis said to The Washington Post. Davis then added the non sequitur, “He has a girlfriend, Arlene," as if only people who are male have girlfriends. But putting that bit of heterosexism aside, how did we get to the point where this was a statement that needed making? It turns out that Jim Davis, presumably without meaning to, started that himself.