I am a stay at home mother, so I tried to stop drooling on myself long enough to eek this out.
Like everyone else, I heard your comments regarding Ann Romney having no clue about financial issues as she has never worked a day in her life *gasp*.
Like everyone else, I was forced to hear the aftermath. Unlike everyone else, I do not care at all if you think being a stay at home mom leaves one clueless or unable to understand finances. I am mad that you carelessly stirred up the same damn argument again. I am mad that you kicked a fellow female in the crotch.
When will we stop doing this to one another? How can we in one breathe say that we are irate that our choices as women are being made by a male dominated government, and then in the next cut each other off at the knees?
Women that argue with one another over this issue are absolutely ridiculous. Women that take stabs at another woman's capabilities by way of acerbic commentary are absolutely shameful. And believe me, Ms. Rosen, I like me some sarcasm.
Having done both types of mothering, I can tell you that both involve happiness, guilt, self-doubt, self-loathing, joy, fulfillment, unexpected failure and major accomplishments.
So, considering all that we get through each day as mothers in general, did you really need to go after one? Was it truly going to change the course of the election?
P.S.- Congrats on rocking a CNN gig! Please use your platform and journalistic powers for good.
Dear Women Enraged By Hilary Rosen:
I have heard the accusatory question from a family member: So....what do you do all day?, and totally understood the judgement and statement veiled loosely behind the question. A friend once asked: So, do you even pick up a paper anymore? No dickhead, because what moron spends money on a paper anymore? But, yes I do keep up with the news. Not sure why my news watching would have changed simply because I birthed a human and I am now helping it grow, but thanks so much for asking.
But here is the thing, as a former first lady once said: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. So it truly does not bother me what anyone thinks of this choice. And ladies, both working and staying at home, you need to remember that and quit making snide remarks about this subject.
Because I promise you, there are issues that are not being addressed while we are busy fighting over this one. And those issues will affect our kids and grandkids.
P.S.- The former first lady I mentioned is Eleanor Roosevelt, and she had six children. Not sure how financially savvy she was, but I do know she kicked some ass on social issues.