“So, Mrs. Roosevelt, when are you going to get YOUR ass out of the house and get to work?”
"Hilary Rosen Was Right: Ann Romney Is Out of Touch With Most Women" was the headline on a Time.com piece by Judith Warner, echoed in a Washington Post op-ed by Linda Hirshman headlined "Hilary Rosen Was Right: Ann Romney Doesn’t Speak for Women in the Workforce." Hirshman is author of the imperiously titled "Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women in the World."
Amanda Marcotte, a feminist blogress who once worked for that white knight John Edwards, complains that Mrs. Romney "knows the feminine mystique still runs strong in this country, and that there’s a strong tradition of idiotic platitudes about the greatness of housewives that exist to conceal very real concerns about inequality and female dependency, concerns that were raised in the 60s and haven’t ever been completely killed off despite heavy use of meaningless platitudes." Very impressive, but can you say that 10 times fast?
Over at the Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky declares Mrs. Romney "an unrepresentative woman" and opines that "conservatives have no business pretending that she represents anything beyond what she in fact is, which is a woman who was born to fantastic privilege and who married into even more fantastic privilege, and who simply hasn’t had to make the hard choices that many women have to make." Tomasky’s colleague Wayne Barrett smirks that Mrs. Romney "will be the only First Lady born in the 20th century to have ‘never worked a day’ in her life, as Rosen perhaps clumsily put it."
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