Are You Kidding Me? — “Working Moms”

This is when you know political oneupsmanship has gone too far. Last night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen, said, in rebuttal of Ann Romney saying women care about economic issues:

“Guess what? She (Ann Romney) has never worked a day in her life.”

Are you kidding me?

As a woman who has been both a working mom and a stay-at-home mom, I can tell you, staying at home was a much more challenging (and important) “job” than those “real jobs” that took me outside of my home. Does a woman have to be out in the workforce to care about how economic issues affect their families? Certainly not.

In the battle for the female vote, this one was poorly fought.

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7 Responses to Are You Kidding Me? — “Working Moms”

  1. Edward Downie says:

    Ah, good. The blog is going political. Salon has a relevant article: “The martyrdom of Ann Romney,” with the subtitle: She wasn’t really the victim of a smear by an “Obama adviser,” but the right will treat her like one anyway. http://www.salon.com/2012/04/12/the_martyrdom_of_ann_romney/singleton/

    • janmorrill says:

      No, Edward. I still plan to avoid politics like the plague. But to me, this went beyond politics, perhaps because I don’t think stay-at-home moms get enough credit. You and I have had the conversation before, that I think where our society is headed today has a lot to do with the fact there’s nobody taking care of the kids anymore.

  2. keliwright says:

    As a woman who has “not worked a day in her life” (well, a few days…) since she had children, I thank you, Jan. Too bad Ms. Rosen is apparently blind to the work, value, and dedication of many of her own sex, as well as to the issues that would obviously concern them. Why would a person who relies entirely on someone else’s income to be able to continue in her own chosen profession not be interested in the economy? I am. And as far as Ann Romney goes (and Mitt Romney’s reliance on what she says about women’s concerns)–does Ms. Rosen think Ann only speaks to “non-working” women? Most of us have friends in various life situations and are able to recognize common concerns. I’m going to stop now. 🙂 I keep telling myself not to get political, but this goes far deeper than partisan posturing.

    • janmorrill says:

      I agree, Keli, that this goes beyond politics. You’ll note in my reply to Edward, that I think stay-at-home moms have a huge role in the way our society turns out. And to think that those that stay at home know nothing about the economy or do nothing for the economy? Please.

      Thanks for your comment!

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