ageism

We'll miss you, Rue McClanahan.

Television icon (and feminist favorite) Rue McClanahan passed away this morning at the age of 76. She was best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux on the classic sitcom The Golden Girls (though I probably didn't have to... Read more »

Mad World: No Cougars Please, We're Family-Friendly.

For the record, I’m not a huge fan of the term “cougar.” It demonizes older women by framing them as dangerous predators who prey on younger men, and it has inspired far too many terrible jokes. However, I am also not a fan of Google AdSense’s... Read more »

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: Bitch? Yes. Cougar? No.

   A while back when a girlfriend and I were walking by a billboard for the Vivica Fox-hosted reality show, "The Cougar." I made some snarky comment about this not exactly being the equality feminists dream of, and the friend gave me a cheeky grin and said, "You know, that older woman is only 39... Read more »

Target Women Targets Oldsters

Happy 30th Birthday, Sarah Haskins! Too bad you’re too old to enjoy it without medication. Target Women is always right on target. Am I right, ladies? For more, check out Kjerstin’s interview with Ms. Haskins in the last Bitch Radio podcast! Read more »

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