Well, it had to happen. Eventually, all cult phenoms either die or reach a new level of cultural acceptance. At some point, we forgot about the “Pogo Bal” (sic) and slap wraps and Tamaguchi eggs whilst integrating American Idol into our lives and terms like “D’oh!” into our vernacular. Every underground eventually dies or is exposed.
Thus, after my generation used the term for 15 years plus, nymag.com exposes the term “MILF” for all the world to see. They conveniently forgot to define the acronym, and even if they did, they’d probably use one of the gentler definitions (Who could forget Tana of The Apprentice fame defining it – “mother I‘d like to fool around with?”)
The MILF is an exclusively post-1980’s term – and one I expect to be around as long as tweens and teens worship trashy celebutants like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. As younger girls because more and more loose, older, classier, more mature women become more attractive – if only by contrast. Now that the secret is out, a new age of the MILF has begun – where she may be very aware of her own MILFhood.
It will be interesting to see if our society, one that has typically cast aside older women effortlessly, enters into a golden age of silver ladies, where they are sex symbols anew, or whether it remains a mere fantasy for the pimple-faced.