Wait. Let me see if I understand this correctly:
As a stereotype, cougars, are welcome on television in all their glory. A fantasy, a farce, a joke. In real life, not so much. Is it because the reality of it is still dangerous? Or is it because the reality of it is still, on some level,
Layer on the 21st century patina of real women, the kind I see everyday, the kind of woman I am--- 40's, 50's, blond, brunette, red-head, stylish, highly educated, accomplished, powerful, vocal, verbal, physical. And ladies and gentlemen; that spells Trouble, with a capital T. Because we are not the Courtney Cox stereotype. God forbid we should see older women through any other lens. Because we are three dimensional. Flesh and blood. We are not about to eat you or fuck you. We are about to trash the hierarchy. And this is why we are dangerous.
So congratulations ABC, I award you the gold crown of hypocrisy. Anna North at Jezebel.com. also has a great post on the 21st century cougar; alien or animal?