"Throughout the past year or so, using the term 'cougar' to describe older women who date or pick up much younger men has become so commonplace that it makes me sick to my stomach." Those are not my words, they come from National Ledger columnist Daryl Deino.
Daryl says, "I am definitely not a left-wing male feminist, but can easily see the double standards that the “cougar” craze perpetuates. Men have been dating much younger women for centuries. As a matter of fact, it is still considered cool for an older man to leave his older wife for a much younger woman.
Here's something else that Daryl says that I agree with. "This double standard is often perpetuated by a mainstream media that is extremely liberal. In fact, many of the mainstream writers who perpetuate the cougar double standard are women themselves."
At the end of his article Daryl asks why today's so-called 'feminists' aren't speaking out more about this issue? I wrote back saying I am not a feminist, so-called or otherwise, but I have a community of women who are smart, sexy, independent and proud to be over 40. Together we have a strong voice that is being heard. This movement stands behind the empowerment and support of any women who is ready to live life on her terms.
A Real Cougar loves men, but refuses to be defined by them.
To read Daryl's article click here.