Monday, March 16, 2009

215- SOCIAL COMMENTARY #1...SO, WHAT'S A "COUGAR"?....

"Cougar"...a relatively new sociology term....a woman dating a guy more than 8 years her junior. The term originated in Vancouver and had negative connations. Today, the social term is positive.
"She's in control...feels attractive...confident...stable...no commitment...more interesting, having more experience...no cohabitation!" Some feel that the term, "cougar", signifies something preditory and DO NOT appreciate its designation, that something must be wrong with her and her thinking in society. But others cheer her on! Some also see this as a "movement" within societal dating and relationships. That, however would take time time into the future to tract.
YOU read up, please, if you're interested in this social phenomenon, and YOU decide how to view it! My point, as a sociology educator, is to bring it up and out into our American society.

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