Is 'Cougar' a Bad Word?

From Vivica Fox to Mariah Carey, ladies aren't sticking within their age group to find love these days. Sexually active, mid-aged women who date younger men are often referred to as Cougars, which has a slight man-eater connotation. In "Don't You Dare Call Me a Cougar!," CNN Editor Audrey Irvine explores the term and wheter it's "empowering or offensive." Irvine asks, why do women who seek younger companions get called cougars when men who date women that are much younger than them don't get much more than the occasional raised eyebrow.
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