40 years of faulty wiring

What’s the Difference Between a Cougar, a Panther and a MILF?

forkfulAdmittedly these are degrading labels, reducing a person to her actions or making that person into an object. Both are nasty. Mind you I’ve already blogged that I hate labels since they reduce anyone to a thing, rather than a person. However. We hear those terms cougar, panther and milf constantly during this century and people erroneously seem to interchange them. How are they different?

A cougar implies a woman in her 40’s or later who is on the prowl for young prey. She isn’t after an equal relationship. In fact she may not be interested in a relationship at all, maybe just a one-nighter. She isn’t interested in a man her age or older and small wonder: many men that age are out of shape, take women for granted, and generally are cheap skate poop-heads. Not all of them.  Just in general.

A MILF on the other hand is an acronym for a Mother I’d Like to F–k. Seriously. Isn’t that nasty? In this case the woman in question is seldom a cougar (on the prowl), and she may not even be aware that younger men are interested in her. She goes about her business and is blissfully ignorant to the gross comments that youngish men say about her under their breath.

A panther is a cougar who has passed her prime. She’s about 60 or older. Seriously. And she still gets young men. Nasty.

Can a MILF and a cougar co-exist in one person?  Absolutely. In fact one feeds nicely into the other in a mutual exchange. The cougar who prefers younger men is pursued and receptive to young men who consider her to be a MILF. It’s a nauseating scenario. Hence the reason I find it so nasty. There are even cougar theme nights in some establishments where men in their 20s hook up with middle-aged women, if all goes well. Whatever.

Lipstick-Tips-for-Older-WomenFor those of you who don’t care whether you’re labelled cougar or not, there are cougar rules you’re expected to follow in the nightclub scene if you expect to pick up a young  hottie:

(1)  Cougars have to make the first move.
(2)  No commitments and no attachments.
(3)  Never fight with your cougar buddies.
(4) Cougars move in packs together.
(5) Don’t tell him your age and don’t ask him his.
(6) Never compete with younger women.
(7) Act your age (really?)
(8) Never stress over your body.
(9) Don’t tell him that you’re married.

Graduate-LegYou gotta wonder where this MILF trend originated. Why the interest in being Dustin Hoffman to Anne Bancroft’s Graduate? Where did the fantasy about the older woman originate from? I don’t personally see the attraction unless a woman is exceptionally beautiful. Consider a celebrity example. Demi Moore baffled me when she hooked up with the idiotic Ashton Kutcher. I mean what was that all about? You knew that wouldn’t last. Soon after the two exchanged vows, Moore underwent major plastic surgery to her face and body, trying desperately to turn back time. It didn’t help. Instead of realizing how lucky he was to have an icon like Moore in his bed, Kutcher stepped out on her with younger women umpteen times. At least she was the one who asked for a divorce first, maintaining a shred of dignity.

In reality, out of the celeb circle, many middle-aged women don’t look after themselves. They are overweight, don’t dress well, have faces that have aged rapidly, and are oblivious to the fact that they desperately need a make-over. Not every middle-aged woman. rule the world 201009Some look fabulous. I’m speaking in general. And just as oddly what does a sophisticated, successful woman see in a kid? As far as I’m concerned a 20-something dude is off-limits. He’s a boy, not a man. Where a middle-aged woman who wants a boy-toy is concerned, does she see him as a conquest? Does he make her feel sexy and attractive? Is he part of a mid-life crisis? It’s in line with older men and young women. We criticize this coupling all the time and chalk it up to men being gross, infantile jerks. Then what about middle-aged and 50-something women who like arm candy? Shouldn’t the same be said about them? Fair is fair.

Personally I don’t know any women who act like cougars or whose son’s friends call a MILF. The middle-aged women I know seem to have their heads screwed (pun) on better than that. You can’t help the labels other people call you,, but you certainly don’t have to wear them. And you certainly don’t have to live by them.

 

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August 24, 2013 - Posted by | Bizarre yet True | , , , ,

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