As I've noted before, I am voting for Jill Stein in the Green Party primary and will vote for her in the general election if she gets the nomination.
I feel I need to stress that because, with the exception of Michelle Obama, every press report on the issue of calling out Hillary Rosen frames the argument as coming from the right.
I am left.
I was raised by Socialists (my parents still are). I would be one myself if it weren't so much work. Being a Democrat is much, much easier.
I am a feminist.
I am a mother of eight children -- and one grandchild so far.
I no longer work outside the home.
When the children were in school, I did. With eight kids, it wasn't even open to debate.
If I came across a woman like Ann Romney in a magazine or on TV (she is the wife of Mitt Romney, the mother of five children and a stay-at-home Mom), I would've thought she was very lucky. I would have been a little envious. But I wouldn't have trashed her.
Hilary Rosen trashed her last night on CNN. She mocked her as one of Mitt Romney's advisers because she's never worked "a day in her life!"
That was insulting, it was wrong, and there's no comeback for it.
Clearly, Ann Romney's worked.
Clearly, she's qualified to speak.
This evening, Joan Walsh decided to try a new talking point. This one argues that Ann Romney is basically Marie Antoinette. To make that assertion, she has to take scissors to Romney's words and 'create' a quote.
Joan Walsh is a disgrace. She's dishonorable and no one should take her seriously.
I am really sick and tired of women being devalued in American life over and over.
Maybe if we get a President Jill Stein, that will change.
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