Sunday, April 15, 2012
JEALOUSY AND THE STAY AT HOME MOM
Last week CNN Democratic contributor Hilary Rosen apologized to Ann Romey (wife of Mitt Romney) for making remarks regarding Romney's choice to stay at home and raise her five boys rather than being a working mother. Rosen stated that Mrs. Romney “never worked a day in her life” and “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.”
Even President Obama chimed stating "There is no tougher job than being a mom. When I think about what Michelle's had to do, when I think about my own mom, a single mother raising me and my sister, that's work. So anybody who would argue otherwise, I think, probably needs to rethink their statement. The First Lady also made a comment; "Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected".
Ann Romey has stated it was her career choice to be a Mom.
Let's not get mad at Ann Romey for having a game plan. Most women don’t. Most women have kids without planning, and then they get married while at the same time trying to get their careers on track while arguing with their husbands over money.
Ann Romney played it smart. She went to college, picked a rich guy who she knew was going places, married him, had kids, and the rest is history.
I have the feeling that even if Ann Romney had a job she still wouldn't be respected because she's rich. I guess the fact that she has multiple sclerosis really doesn't matter either. After all she's rich and she can afford the best health care in the world right?
Not every mother in the United States has a hard luck story. Some of them actually do well for themselves whether they have a man or not.
Some women really marry men that are financially stable and some women actually want to stay home and raise a family without having to deal with all the drama that comes with being a working mom struggling from pay check to pay check trying to make ends meet.
This is the 21st century and we as women have choices in life. Ann Romney made her choice and it should be respected. All mothers should be respected whether they work in or outside the home.
Hopefully this issue will be put to rest but I have a feeling this is the start of a lot of drama!