Last Friday noted editor Bonnie Fuller wrote an article for The Huffington Post entitled "Cougars and MILF's Rule! 40 Year-Old Women Are Way Hotter Than 20 Year-Olds."
In my opinion, Bonnie's was right on when she declared that age is irrelevant and showed pictures of Valerie Bertinelli, Cindy Crawford and Michelle Obama to prove it. But, here's the thing. Did she cross way over the line when she used the highly controversial, make you want to cringe, MILF word when describing all of these fabulous females over 40? According to several of my angry Real Cougars, she not only crossed the line but she ought to be tarred and feathered for it. To illustrate their angst here's part of a blog entry from ms.edna.com.
"To say that this article incensed me is an understatement. First of all how dare she refer to the first lady of our country as a MILF, secondly, even worse, it's coming from another woman. This article should outrage every woman in the world. When are we as women going to stop allowing ourselves to be exploited by this sex sells craze. How can Cindy Crawford be celebrated for exposing her nude soap covered body - no matter how banging? Are we becoming desensitized to 'porn'?
The word 'Cougar' doesn't bother me, as Linda Franklin has done an excellent job of cleaning up that term and making it positive. But MILF, how any woman can embrace that derogatory term and allow herself to be labeled in this matter is horrendous. What ever happened to a woman being praised and appreciated for her beauty and fitness without a sexual connotation being attached to it? To put MILF and our First Lady in the same sentence is an outrage.
Okay, there you have it. Was Bonnie way out of line, or is Ms. Edna blowing this way out of proportion?