Isn't it fantastic that we can live in a country were being a mom is a considered a job?
Mothering is certainly important, challenging and and fulfilling work. Being a mom IS a career!
Of course, most women don't have that option. The majority of mothers in the United States HAVE to work to support their children — they couldn't be a full-time mom if they wanted to!
So, last week when Hilary Rosen suggested that Mitt was unqualified to speak about the kinds of economic issues facing women in America because his source on women's issues (Ann) had not struggled financially because she had never "worked a day in her life," Ann was furious!
Ann worked! She raised five sons
all on her own!
Ann responded to the Democratic strategist and mother of three, saying:
"My career choice was to be a mother. We need to respect choices that women make. I know what it's like to struggle, and if maybe I haven't struggled as much financially as some people have, I can tell you and promise you, that I've had struggles in my life."
Good point! Only…no one is arguing with you about motherhood!
As a mother herself, we're sure Rosen understands and respects what a difficult job being a mother is.
Ann doesn't realize (or is trying to ignore) that because she GOT to be mother full-time, she cannot relate to mothers that have the MOST difficult job of all. Their job involves kissing their babies goodbye in the morning, afternoon, or night time and leaving them in someone else's care, to make sure they have a roof over their head and food in their growing bellies!
These are "struggles" Ann just cannot relate too.
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