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Cougar Town: Offensive, Empowering, or Promoting a New Consumer Demographic?

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Hey Kathryn,

So did you watch it?  What did you think?  I hadn’t intended to tune in, but an article on salon.com convinced me to check it out.  This article focused on whether or not self-respecting feminists should use the word ‘cougar’.  Some say it’s an offensive term.  Others point out that there is nothing inherently bad about it – a cougar is a sleek and powerful creature!  Others say it can be reclaimed for empowered use, as has happened with designations like ‘queer’.

Where will Cougar Town come down on this argument?  Read the rest of this entry »

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September 23, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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