As a stay-at-home mom, I feel like I can speak for all other stay-at-home moms.
Just like I can speak for all other white, middle class, straight, married, 30-something, pudgy women of the world, I speak for stay-at-home moms.
Stay-at-home moms are a lazy group of needy bitches who feel entitled to put the title of “Household CEO” on our useless lives.
AMIRITE? *high 5*
Or do you have a problem with what I and 30% of other American mothers chose to do with our lives?
This looks like a good opportunity to start…THE MOMMY WARS!
Let’s put two pretty, highly politically-powered blond moms in a Media Ring of FIRE and let them duke it out. Where’s the mud and bikinis to throw on those bitches?!
Hilary Rosen said Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life.”
Of course Ann Romney worked. She worked hard at not feeling guilty for having a stockpile of cash in her Bahamian bank account. She worked hard at sending her 5 boys to camp so she could have the days to herself to lunch with her lady friends. She worked hard at hiring nannies to watch her boys in the evening so she could attend a masked ball where an orgy probably broke out.
Or, she was and is just like any other stay-at-home mom and feels guilty for having the luxury of not putting her kids into daycare. Or, she was and is just like any other stay-at-home mom and chose what was best for herself and her family. Or, she was and is just like any other stay-at-home mom and, in this day and age, has to defend her choice to the country to not have an income.
Much like I speak for all stay-at-home moms, democratic strategist, Hliary Rosen, speaks for all Democrats when she misspoke and said Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, had “never worked a day in her life” and therefore didn’t earn the right to be an economic adviser.
Of course she didn’t misspeak as 90% of rational listeners realize. Of course she was putting down every stay-at-home mom who ever chose to life the life of leisure. Of course there’s no war on women in the news culture where women are pitted against one another, forced to defend their beliefs in a public forum. Of course because Hilary Rosen is gay she doesn’t understand the plight of the straight woman because she didn’t birth her own children.
Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.
— Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) April 12, 2012
There’s no way a woman, especially a lesbo, who didn’t birth her own children could understand the work-life balance of straight women who pushed their babies through their love canals. Right?
I mean, what makes you a good mother? It’s clearly the ability to procreate with your legal husband through no intervention whatsoever then choose to forego any dream of having a career, contributing to your financial stability, and be a lazy stay-at-home mom.
I did those things, therefore I am a Good Mother. GO ME!
Except, all of this is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous to think that Hilary Rosen meant exactly those words that Ann Romney hadn’t “worked a day in her life.” In under 24 hours, the news cycle has rounded up every commentator to Speak For The Moms or Speak For The Democrats or Speak For The Republicans, taking sides on this made-up debate turning yet another soundbite into a full-on Mommy War.
Being a stay-at-home mom is not the debate. Treating women among women and women among men fairly is the debate.
Life is good. Women who stay home are wonderful, women who go to work are wonderful. Whatever.
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