The Art of the Australian Insult


Cows, bitches, cougars
August 4, 2008, 3:50 am
Filed under: Sex | Tags: ,

“Who knew Jennifer Aniston was a cougar? I certainly didn’t. When she started dating John Mayer, all I knew is it might alleviate her suffering over the whole Brad thing which has weighed heavily on me for years and distracted me from more pressing issues such as learning what carbon trading means.”

 

Mia Freedman reflects on a new addition to the lexicon of derogatory words for women:

 

“There’s a long history of women being called animal names as a way to denigrate them. Bitch. Dog. Bird. Cow. Mutton. Cold fish. Whale. Mole… How wonderful that “cougar” has clawed its way onto both lists as another way in which we can describe women in a derogatory way. I’m overjoyed.”

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