Why I hate the term cougar. Recently, I was having an e-mail discussion with my daughters and other friends, ranging in age from 26 to 61, and one of the 30-somethings sent a Newsweek link to a story about cougars, famous cougars, you know, Susan Sarandon, and we had Madonna, and we had, of course, the most famous cougar of all time, Demi Moore, and she was all over the term, and I hate it. I’ve always hated it. And she said, she didn’t see it as a put-down phrase.
Iron Jawed Angels is a most uplifting and amazing movie about the work of Alice Paul, who, along with her other suffragette buddies, managed to endure ridicule and abuse beyond belief simply for standing up for women’s right to vote.