There is an apparent Wikipedia gender war about Garfield...yes you read correctly, the cartoon cat.

Notwithstanding the cartoon creator's comments below indicating that Garfield is intended to be a neutral character, this seems to have struck a chord with some hard-core fans.

This has exposed how restrictive and ultimately pointless society's traditional view of gender is. 

Frankly, why does it matter if Garfield is a male, female, transgender, or gender queer? It does not bode well that people care so much about categorising and labelling Garfield.   

How can we hope for society to embrace a more liberal approach to gender identity for humans when we get hung up on the gender of a fictional feline...?