Vagina Warriors double down: Hillary Rosen was right about that *itch Ann but she was taken out of context and stay-at-home-moms are really lazy, luxury items or something [Darleen Click]
You’d think that when Hillary Rosen let the Left-feminist Sisterhood Veil drop (and they just can’t seem to help themselves there) to articulate in no uncertain terms what Good Democrat Womyns really think about inauthentic women like Ann Romney, they would mumble something resembling a mea culpa and slink off to stick some more pins into their Michelle Malkin voodoo dolls.
All the journalists piled on today agreeing that of course Hillary Rosen stepped in it when she said that Ann Romney “has never worked a day of life.” How insulting! How deeply hurtful to moms!
But merely because a campaign make a disingenuous attack does not mean we all have to demand our own special apology. It is perfectly obvious, listening to Hillary Rosen, what she meant by “never worked a day in her life.” [...]
We can admit that that’s an awkward phrase, and we can also admit that at this point staying home full time with your children is not only a choice but pretty much a luxury of the elite. And almost by definition makes it hard for you to relate to the average woman.
Joan Walsh joins in
In the opening segment of Hardball, which predictably dealt with the Romney-Rosen dustup, Walsh said, “The very real issue is that life is tougher for women who have to work, that being able to stay home with your children right now is an issue, it’s a choice for the wealthy only.”
“And we need to be discussing the issues of poor women, of working class women, of middle class women, and getting our panties in a twist over the issues of very wealthy women when the woman in question, Hilary Rosen, has apologized. This is a bad day.”
I’m sure it is, Joan, but not in the way you think.
Not to be left out, the ever-entertaining Little Miss Mandy gets her hate on
Hillary Rosen sensibly goes on TV and points out that this claim doesn’t even make sense, since Ann Romney is hardly the expert, being a lifelong housewife married to an incredibly rich man who doesn’t know the first thing about what it’s like to try to live off a paycheck [...]
But Romney has a secret weapon up her sleeve: Housewife Romanticization. She knows the feminine mystique still runs strong in this country, and that there’s a strong tradition of idiotic platitudes about the greatness of housewives that exist to conceal very real concerns about inequality and female dependency, concerns that were raised in the 60s and haven’t ever been completely killed off despite heavy use of meaningless platitudes.
I’m always amused by the earnest and entirely irony-free screeds of Vagina Warriors about “female dependency” ushered forth in argument to make Sugar Daddy Government teh womyns life partner.
[W]hen you ask the rare “choice” stay-at-home mother why she made her decision, many will say they tried to juggle a job and raising children and found…..wait for it….that it was too hard, that the work levels were unmanageable.
See it’s all about the work, not about the priorities. The idea that a woman, along with her husband, have decided to sacrifice some current income in order to better serve the raising of their kids – rather than giving mom some free time to eat bon-bons and swig some noon-time gin, never crosses Mandy’s alleged mind.
A woman who lives in extreme wealth and has a team of servants to handle the parts of staying at home that really are hard work—you know, like all the endless cleaning—really has no idea what it’s like to either be a working mother or what it’s like to live as most stay-at-home mothers do.
Because the Ann Romney of today has such a short memory — maybe it was the cancer she survived or the MS she deals with now? — that her early years as a undergrad, married, first time mom living in a $75/month basement apartment have flown completely away. What a dumb [expletive of your choice].
“War on Women”, indeed.
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