It's universal. Blokes like talking about killing fluffy kittens everywhere. It's a macho thing.
I like the love, affection, loyalty and protection my dog offers and I like the affection, independence, fearlessness and obligation-free companionship a cat offers. And I think the kitteh-hating blokes are very wrong. Cats are way tougher than dogs. They are the ultimate survivors.
My cat comes running up to the car to greet me when I get home. She rolls over for tummy rubs. She talks to me when I walk past. She comes when called. She goes for walks with me, even heels - though only close to the house. She'll confidently walk up to any dog that approaches her, even if they're 5 times bigger than her. She can outrun/jump/climb any dog. She kills and sometimes eats mice and rats. I can play with her, but she's happy to entertain herself too. She takes herself for walks. She is great company, makes me laugh all the time and is very low maintenance. She is not as attached to Banjo as our previous foster, but they get on well. Every dog should come with a free cat! lol