These women tended to gravitate and mingle with younger men.
Apparently a group of guys labeled these particular women 'Cougars' and the rest is history.
She passed in late Dec.2009, but her students have enthusiastically continued with the organization.
The purpose of the organization is to reach out to women and give its members an opportunity to speak their minds on subjects pertaining to all kinds of women, not just African American women.
The women's intention was to seduce young men for sexual encounters.
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According to the presenters, the term “cougar” is a fairly new term, although the concept has been around for quite some time.
Just how old does a woman have to be to be considered a cougar?
(In contrast, "sugar daddy" dating sites and portals that pair up unhappily married people for affairs are as Google-able as ever.) Clearly the older woman/younger man pairing, though more on-the-radar than ever, is not sitting well in our psyches."There was a woman there who was flirting with younger guys.He said, 'She looks like a cougar on the prowl.' I decided to make it a term for women 40-plus who date younger men and don't want to settle down." Other experts have expanded the definition to include older women who have long-term relationships with and marry men 10-plus years their junior. margaret wade-lewis, older women, sex, urban dictionary, younger men If you were to look up the word “cougar” on Merriam-Webster.com, the result would be, “a large, powerful, tawny-brown cat.” But over the last few decades, the meaning of the term “cougar” has gone through a bit of a transition.The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf.” SUNY New Paltz’s own African Women’s Alliance (AWA) held an event in Gage Hall on Sept. Cubs,” to get to the bottom of what a “cougar” really is, and to study the phenomenon of men and women connecting with much younger partners. Margaret Wade-Lewis, who was Department Chair and Associate Professor of Linguistics and Literature in the Department of Black Studies at SUNY New Paltz.