I said please.
That stupid, age old battle between SAHM’s and WOHM…hello Ann Romney, fuel meet fire. Also, let’s not forget us WAHM’s because we are floating between both battlegrounds. And yeah, we count.
Your latest foot meets mouthcomments leads me to believe that you shouldn’t be allowed to speak in public because you are what Sarah Palin was to John McCain. In my opinion. Unless, of course, you had tipped back a few before you got up on that podium because then maybe…just MAYBE…you could have a little bit of an excuse.
I’m thinking that, even if this was a flustered woman speaking which, who knows but let’s give her a slight benefit of the doubt if we can, the words she chose speak volumes.
It’s a “those people vs. us” thing. Whether or not the “us” is the wealthy or stay at home moms (because not all stay at home moms are from a wealthy household) or “those people”…the working stiffs who have no choice or…do choose to…work. And then there are those on the peripheral…the us and them, depending on the context Ms. Romney was speaking.
I’m going to speak from actual experience. From a, once upon a time wealthy stay at home mom all the way to a single, working mom and then, everything in-between…
It doesn’t matter.
We women do what we have to or want to do. Some of us do what we do by choice, some by necessity. Either way, why is it an issue? Why is there any judgement?
It’s no ones business other than the people involved in the home decision making.
And Ms. Romney, we aren’t cute little working people. We aren’t little puppies who need your pat on the head, which is what that little quote sounded like you were doing.
You bet your expensive material covered ass that we are valued. We are valued in the most important places in America…our homes.
If that was empathy, keep it. I speak for myself, of course.
I must say though, I feel sorry for people like you who live such a sheltered little life where your main decision is which suit to wear so as it doesn’t make you look washed out or which part of your body should you work out today…yeah, I’m stereotyping but that’s ok, this is my blog. I feel sorry for women like you who live in the shadow of their husband, who have to ride shirt tails for recognition. I live in an area where there are a ton of those tail-rider types. And that’s non-discriminatory, SAHM, WAHM and WOHM alike.
Anyways, Ann. I can call you Ann, right? Here’s my two-cents. I’m sure you’re a really nice lady and your hair color is lovely. Either hire someone to write your little speeches, someone with real world experience or fire the one you have, assuming that wasn’t just an improvised little number. Because, if that’s the case and you just open your mouth and let the words flow forth…
You’re pissing off a lot of “those people”.
I’m cheering you on from here! Love it. So true, especially the fact that all parents are not doing it just because they can… I would say the majority of us are not rich, we are doing it because it’s the only way with children in the home. Like me the not so rich actually poor stay at home parent. I love when you write like this! You just said it all for me!
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Seriously, makes me glad to be Canadian. At least when our politicians and their idiot wives think this nonsense, they are too polite to say it out loud.
I’ve been trying to avoid the most recent fall out. I’ve already got a migraine due to something that happened to my kid at school. You know, because I’m a mom and I actually do care about what happens to her even though I work outside of the home. I just can’t be pissed off at Ann Romney’s rich, white ass today.
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Love it – so well said! I remember in 1992 when Hillary Clinton told us she could have “stayed home and just baked cookies, too”. I was enraged. The whole point is that we do what we choose/need/want to do – not what we are TOLD to do. Allowing women to pursue their interests, just like men are allowed to do, is what it’s all about. When we stand in judgement of another woman’s decision to stay at home, work outside the home, or work at home, we are just as bad as those who say a woman should only be at home and has no business in the work force. When will we ever learn this?
Dawn, I don’t remember the Hilary Clinton one! Ugh!!
… said the member of the 99% to the member of the 1% … to which the member of the 1% replied, “Pffft. Let them eat cake.”
Off with her head!!!
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