Ann Romney and Working Moms

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Ann Romney and Working Moms
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 11:26am

Hilary Rosen has started a Twitter firestorm by stating that Ann Romney isn't capable of giving advice on women and the economy since she's never worked a day in her life:

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 7:41am

I don't usually come on this board, but this popped up on the front page of iVillage so I thought I would come check it out.

My personal view (as someone who has been a WOHM and is now a SAHM) is that someone who has never been a WOHM mom can not represent WOHMs.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:03am
Well said.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:03am
Agreed.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 07-18-2006
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:43am

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How is it a "slam" when what you're saying is the truth? The Romneys are ridiculously wealthy. Ann Romney is not qualified to advise on the economic concerns of women in this country, she has never been in their position.

<<<... Why does somebody have to fall on hard times financially, have to work outside the home to care about the economy? >>>

In theory, they don't. But you're seriously kidding yourself if you think Mitt Romney cares about the average American and their economic struggles. He blatantly doesn't, and it's obvious.

The bottom line is that Ann Romney doesn't really have a clue about *either* side. She has never had to work in a punch-the-timeclock-and-bring-home-a-paycheck sense. And as a sahm, I am sure she had the luxury of a household staff that the average sahm doesn't. Yes, her wealth makes her clueless. How is that a slam? It is what it is.

Angie

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:24am

<<What do you think about her viewpoint?

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:36am

Nobody is saying that raising kids isn't hard work and if this was a try and winning over women voters, she failed with me witht his statement.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:41am

I had never heard of Rosen before, but I'm liking what I've been reading.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:42am

I thought that was odd as well.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:46am

I've done all three; sah, charitable work and working out of the home.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:48am

Yes, I agree.

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