Real Cougar women everywhere think it's time to bring down the outdated double standard. We are ready to put on our pointy toed stilettos and give it a quick kick in the butt. And why wouldn't we? This unfair imbalance that puts men in the driver seat has been around far too long. And, women all over the world are feeling too much like second class citizens.
The double standard is very evident in the workplace. Women are earning only 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. Is that fair? We do the same jobs, produce the same results, have the same tenure, but our paychecks are falling short.
A man who is aggressive is considered smart. A woman who is aggressive is considered a bitch. Society expects guys to be aggressive, but is repelled by women who invest the same effort in securing what they want.
And, the inequality doesn't end in the workplace, it rears it's ugly head in our relationships too. Real Cougars know this only too well. If an older man chooses to be with a younger woman he gets the high-five from his buddies and it becomes a badge of honor. On the other hand, if an older woman is in a relationship with a younger man, she is thought of as a desperate predator and is ridiculed by other females. How ridiculous is that?
Here's the bottom line. We have a lot more work to do and we want to do it our way. In the past women have tried to gain equal status by thinking, acting and dressing like a man. Now it's time to tap into our rich reservoir of feminine power and bring a new awareness to how resourceful, how intelligent and how effective we really are.
That's what The Real Cougar Woman is all about. We are all working to swing the pendulum back to center doing it our way.