News articles help you realize how ignorant you are. They also improve your vocabulary skills.

Wonder what makes me say this?

Well, I learned a new word today - Cougar.

Cougar is a large powerful wild cat of mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, having an unmarked tawny body.

But I didn't read this word in the context of an animal.

It was in the context of a woman. Surprising, Isn't it?

Well, Cougar has one more meaning - a woman, 35 years of age or older, who pursues younger men, typically more than eight years her junior.

Read more about it here.

Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz are considered to be famous Cougar's - considering their relationships with Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake respectively.

And finally, the news article that sparked this blog post.

Google has landed itself in trouble by censoring advertisements for a so-called 'cougar' dating websites for women despite taking no action against ads of similar sites for men.

The company labeled the ad for the website, called CougarLife, which promotes relationships between older women and younger men, as "non family safe".

Read more about it here. 

Google was accused of sexism and this is what the founder of the website in question had to say.

Claudia Opdenkelder, who is the founder of the CougarLife, and whose partner is 14 years her junior, accused the search giant of sexism. 

"It's age and gender discrimination. It's just about older, successful, independent, strong women who enjoy someone that's younger."

Hope the controversy settles down soon.
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1 comment:

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