May 1, 2012
Victimhood and 'Choice'
Choice is one of those issues that never leave the headlines for very long. The latest brouhaha began when Hilary Rosen, a Democratic Party advisor, claimed that Mitt Romney's wife, mother of five, grandmother to 16, "never worked a day in her life." What Rosen meant was that stay-at-home moms don't contribute to the world of commerce as a plumber or a lobbyist might. Put aside for a moment things like tact or facts and consider why an advisor or strategist would sneer at the rigors of motherhood on national television, in an election year -- just a few weeks before Mother's Day! The controversy echoes Hillary Clinton's wild shot at women who bake at home. As is often the case in these matters, the follow-on apologetics made a poor choice worse. Ms. Rosen quickly took to the airwaves to change the subject, claiming that, unlike Ann Romney, most women couldn't choose between mothering and the workplace -- asserting that wives are compelled to work outside...(Read Full Article)