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Everything seems to be latching on to this "Cougar" meme

Posted by non | March 28, 2008 1:14 PM

cougars catch onto you; nothing latches onto a cougar,

Posted by some dude | March 28, 2008 1:16 PM

#1 it replaces the archetype that, in literature, was previously known as the widow.

Posted by Sister Y | March 28, 2008 1:28 PM

I remember my Cougar fondly.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 28, 2008 1:34 PM

it is kind of funny that they have to explain the rules. look, you either are a cougar or you are not. if you want to have him call you back, or have a relationship, or have to have these rules explained to you, it might not end well.

Posted by infrequent | March 28, 2008 1:46 PM

These women desperately, desperately need to get laid.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | March 28, 2008 1:49 PM

Kelly, your mom is is a cougar?

Posted by Biggie J | March 28, 2008 1:53 PM

Please delete #6

It is offensive and threatning.

Erica sent me an email.

Posted by ecce homo | March 28, 2008 2:12 PM

nowhitebelts (2:06:27 PM): you have to be kidding me
electro144 (2:06:50 PM): is this what our nation has come to?
nowhitebelts (2:06:56 PM): yes
nowhitebelts (2:06:58 PM): yes it is
nowhitebelts (2:07:00 PM): brb
electro144 (2:07:03 PM): encouraging middle aged women to pursue younger men
electro144 (2:07:25 PM): not because it's good for them really
electro144 (2:07:38 PM): but because it seems like a way of reclaiming youth
electro144 (2:07:38 PM): ?
nowhitebelts (2:08:10 PM):
nowhitebelts (2:08:11 PM): also
nowhitebelts (2:08:13 PM): boo yah
nowhitebelts (2:08:22 PM): yeah
nowhitebelts (2:08:28 PM): thats how women are "independent" these days
nowhitebelts (2:09:01 PM): by compromising their integrity willfully instead of having it done by men in a way that objectifies them
nowhitebelts (2:09:12 PM): genius really
electro144 (2:09:14 PM): haha
electro144 (2:09:35 PM): womens liberation was a lie all along!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | March 28, 2008 2:21 PM

I'm all for older women dating younger men if that's what they want to do, but what disturbed me was the part where the older woman asks the head Cougar: What about the 17, 18, 19 years olds who are so eager to please? The head cougar responds that while they may be eager to please (all giggle), that MAY be too young. The woman who asked the question looked largely disappointed. I think there's a word for this? Hmmmmm...PEDOPHILIA, yes, that's it. The woman who is in her 40's or 50's is disappointed that a 17 year old is maybe too young to sleep with. Ick. Didn't a woman just get arrested recently for sleeping with her 17 and 18 year old students?

Posted by D | March 28, 2008 2:30 PM

Another double standard of society. If this were a bunch of old guys talking like this there would be public outcry and condemnation. I would think.

Posted by duplicitous | March 28, 2008 3:20 PM

@11 - you've obviously never had week-long sex sessions with a cougar when you were in your early twenties ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 28, 2008 3:38 PM

They just seem like cold shells of women who find no pleasure in actually connecting with another human.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | March 28, 2008 3:55 PM

I want to be a Cougar, but I think I may be too Husky...

@12 Week long sex-sessions? Wow.

Posted by PopTart | March 28, 2008 4:37 PM

Pedophilia is the sexual attraction to prepubescent bodies. 17 year olds are obviously not prepubescent. To be frank, most 14 year olds aren't prepubescent either. Our ancestors who lived in agricultural and industrial societies used to marry and have children right around the time of puberty. It was not immoral. Now that we live in an informational age, there are certain new ethics that must be considered. Ethics and legalities aside though, finding young post-pubescent bodies attractive is quite normal and certainly not pedophilia. Only finding prepubescent bodies sexually attractive constitutes pedophilia. (For the record, I date older not younger. My cougar and I are quite happy.)

Posted by jay4 | March 29, 2008 1:11 AM

cougars? eww! ancient, dusty snatch.

Posted by bleck | March 29, 2008 12:37 PM

Sally Jesse Rafael got lasik surgery!!!

Posted by Oprah | April 2, 2008 3:14 PM

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