Sexy? In Control? Cougar? Why We Desire, and Revile, the Older Woman | The Daily Beast interview

BY LIZZIE CROCKER

The Daily Beast interviews Susan Winter on the long history of the Cougar; why we desire and revile the older woman.

The older woman:

That 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron’s relationship with his 64-year-old wife Brigitte proved so titillating for the tabloids shows how conflicted society remains about older women. The foreign press has breathlessly dissected the May-December relationship of France’s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron, 39, and his 64-year-old wife Brigitte Macron.

“She’s 24 years older! How can such […]