Thursday, April 12, 2012

A thankless job

Today I watched the news and now I am ticked off! See- this is why I don't normally watch the news. It so often ruins my day. I freely admit that because I rarely watch the news I am thus ignorant on many issues. Sue me!! I just cannot handle the daily barrage of negative, negative negative!!!

Take for instance the lovely information I was given today while watching NBC news- all within the first 20 minutes!----

- 2 young boys are missing in NJ,
- an eleven year old girl was sexually groped by a passing stranger when she was out on the sidewalk in her neighborhood in Queens,
-there was a shooting in Harlem... 2 people are dead.
- and to top it all off?-An idiotic and  self-important politician named Hilary Rosen had the nerve to say that because Mrs. Romney had been a stay at home mom, she has "never worked a day in her life!!!!!"

I could spit fire people!

What's worse? When confronted with her ridiculous statement she "clarified" by saying that stay at home moms just aren't aware of today's economic issues. Aren't aware??!!! Only women who go to work are aware of economic issues??!! That statement is so outrageously stupid!!! Aaaaagghhh! If I were in the same room with this woman I might resort to violence!!!

I would guess that Ms. Rosen felt liberated in making such a  comment because Mrs. Romney is wealthy. That is a hollow justification  for implying that motherhood isn't work-  or that it is somehow ONLY work for women who are also employed outside the home. I am so sick of the politics that vilify people for no other reason than that they are successful. Yes- the economy is screwed up right now. We all agree!  But  having money means her experience as a stay at home mom has no value?  Having money means that she doesn't know how to struggle or work? Being wealthy makes staying home to raise her children easy? I don't think so!!

Women who in one breath tout their beliefs that women should have equal rights and choices, and then in the next breath spew insults  at women who make  different choices than their own deserve a good ole fashioned spanking.....with a big ole wooden spoon!

Yes- I stay home with my kids. Now-- I could list all the things I do in a day to somehow try and prove that I actually do work and that my existence has value- but the three of you who read this are also stay at home moms and don't need to read it.

Motherhood is a hard and mostly thankless job- whether you stay at home or not! It is also the best and most important job that any woman can do...

Just my opinion people! This is my blog after all. :)!


Danika said...

You obviously know that you're preaching to the choir! :)
I heard about that too. You should see the fiery stuff that is being written on Facebook today about this lady and her comments! :)
I love your blog - you say it like it is and that is so refreshing!

Erin said...

I second! Hilary Rosen needs to be sent to the pillary!

Bethany said...

Often I find myself thinking, "Someday that person will know that what I [or we] believe is actual truth and that they were mistaken for the better part of their life."

That's a very satisfying thought, sometimes.

People are so horribly misled it's sad -- and upsetting.


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