And the battle rages on.
When Hilary Rosen, Democratic National Committee Adviser and mom of two, said on CNN that Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s wife and stay-at-home mother of five Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” the internet (and every other media channel) lambasted her.
Now, Rosen has responded to the accusations that—among other things—she “doesn’t know what it means to be a mom.” On CNN, where she is a regular contributor, she writes:
“I have no judgments about women who work outside the home versus women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let’s stipulate that it is not a choice that most women have in America today.”
In light of our recent article about the elusive work/life balance for working moms as described by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and the data showing that women are made unhappy by wanting to “have it all,” what do you think?
Has Romney “worked a day in her life?” Were Rosen’s remarks inappropriate, offensive or understandable? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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