Raising children is work. But Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen claims that Ann Romney “actually never worked a day in her life.” Talk about putting women down. Right after she claimed that the phrase, “war on women” is not put out there by the Democratic party, she goes to war, firing at Ann Romney. This is not about getting birth control or abortions. This is about not respecting a woman’s work in raising five sons. Isn’t it all about choice?
Hilary has a very narrow view of what makes a woman worthy of her praise. How very shallow and condemning. She continued her mocking, adding that Mitt Romney “just seems so old fashioned when it comes to women.”
I think if you ask many women who have worked in the workplace and have also worked at home raising kids, they will tell you that raising kids fulltime is harder than going to work. There is no coffee break, no lunch break, you work when you are sick and tired and you remain calm and pleasant and sleep deprived. I know. I raised five kids.
Many of us that have taken on that job have had to struggle with health problems along the way. Ann Romney has MS and has had breast cancer. Sometimes, the job is so demanding that you can become physically ill. But women push through. We get no salary, no pension, no worker’s comp while raising the next generation. There is no respect for a mother, especially for a stay-at-home mother. The only respect the press gives a woman is when she fights for birth control and has a full time career, and the more prestigious, the better.
Young Ann Romney — being a mom:
The Dividends of Motherhood: