Sex and the City scribe Candace Bushnell may be a glamorous 50-year-old married to a man 10 years her junior—but don’t call her a cougar, the New York Daily News reports. “How come every time women manage to break out of traditional roles, someone comes along and tries to ruin it with a derogatory label?” Bushnell writes in the September issue of More.
“If you're a female CEO, you're a ballbuster. And let's not even go there with Hillary Clinton. In comparison with what she gets called, I suppose cougar is fairly harmless.” And as for her husband—New York City Ballet artist Charles Askegaard—yes, he “is 10 years younger, but we've been married for seven years. And he's 40, ferchrist's sake.”