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22 December 2010

I don't want to be a cougar

Over at Health24, we've been much taxed by the story of the anaesthetist's wife, the rugby player; and the hired hitmenwho did the right thing and squealed to the cops.

Over at Health24, we've been much taxed by the story of the anaesthetist's wife, the rugby player; and the hired hitmen who did the right thing and squealed to the cops. See, the thing is, the image of the woman that was broadcast throughout the world was a picture taken as she realised she'd been rumbled.

I can't imagine anyone would look their jolliest at a time like that. But do we take that into account? No we don't. The entire nation just looked from her image to that of the Adonis-like object of her obsession, and recoiled. No way!! So Health24 writer Joanne Hart set out to find out what a cougar actually is and does.

Turns out you don't have to be a mix between Demi Moore and Halle Berry, with a bit of Sharon Stone. You simply need to be a decade older and up for it. That's hardly an ambition, so I'm going to have to find something else to which to aspire.

The details of who did what to whom in the Reyneke home have been well documented in a garbled kind of way, and what sobers us at Health24 is just how dysfunctional an ostensibly "normal" family can be. It's focused our thinking, as we head into this most family-centric period of the year.  

 
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