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It made me remember how much I actually like Courtney Cox. Unfortunately, they had to tie her to a narrative gimmick in order to get the show on the air. Call me sexist, but I'm not interested in sit-com tackling the worn out, "Why is that men get older they get hotter, while women just get older?" dilemma.

I don't doubt that there's some truth to it, but it's also reductive. I always liked older women, and I was never alone in that. Of course now that branding has taken over ("Dude, you're into milfs! Dude, she's a cougar!") I'm not so sure how I feel.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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