Stay-at-Home Moms Defend Ann Romney’s Choice to be a Mother: (Liberal Left Blasts Women’s Choice to Stay-at-Home)

April 13, 2012 04:31

Hilary Rosen is just echoing feminist rhetoric that, in reality, is disconnected to what is representative of American women.


By Deanna Jones



In response to the recent political battle for female voters, the exchange elevated to ‘mommy bashing’ Thursday when Democratic strategist, Hilary Rosen leveled a blow at Republican Mitt Romney’s wife Ann. Rosen suggested that Ann Romney was ill-equipped and not relatable to disadvantaged women because she “hasn’t worked a day in her life.” Mrs. Romney in response to the comment, stated that, “My career choice was to be a mother.”


Stay-at-home American mothers are piping up in support of Mrs. Romney. Deanna Jones, mother of seven and author of To Be a Mother, claims that she is used to this “predictable” attack on mothers especially from the liberal left, “I guess since Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are currently less visible to the mainstream media, the obvious target is Ann Romney. Many of us have made the choice to either forgo a career or leave the workplace and commit ourselves to the rewarding, but difficult, task of raising our children. Hilary Rosen is just echoing feminist rhetoric that, in reality, is disconnected to what is representative of American women. More and more women are making the choice to stay at home with their children. We are bright, intelligent and contributing on a grand scale to the American economy. Ms. Rosen is doing her party a huge disservice in revealing how out of touch the Democrats are in understanding the influence stay-at-home moms have in this election.”


Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum said, “Many, people in the Democratic party view the choices that Ann Romney made as the greatest threat to feminism.”


The Democrats have backpedaled trying to claim that Hilary Rosen does not speak for their party, and that they respect women who stay at home to raise children. This may come a little too late to mothers like Deanna Jones who have spent years battling the bias against motherhood as a career. Jones says, “The disregard for women who choose to raise children over having a career is steeped in the feminist belief that women can only be valuable if they can contribute financially to society. This disregard is very Marxist by nature. When we marginalize the contributions of stay-at-home moms, we are heading down a slippery slope that eliminates the family, allows governmental authority over children and, in the end, leads our country into a downward spiral to communism. Mothers are needed to maintain our democracy. As far as I’m concerned choosing to be a mother is the greatest career choice one can make for the future of our country.”


According to Mothers and More of Elmhurst Illinois, more than 72 percent of the mothers in the U.S. are working. Rosen re-incited a “mommy battle” over whether working or stay-at-home mothers contribute more to society. In previous years, agreements were made, that both groups contribute equally.


Deanna Jones is the author of To Be A Mother and the proud mother of 7 children (two by birth, three from Ethiopia, one from Guatemala and one from Ukraine). Deanna’s blogs Mother the World focuses on issues related to orphan advocacy, faith, pro-life feminism, adoption and motherhood.

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