Dear Hilary Rosen, Stay At Home Moms are not Sluts!

Dear Hilary Rosen, There is No Such Thing as a Stay At Home MomHow dare Hilary Rosen call Stay at Home Moms sluts and prostitutes! Were does she get off?! Just because these hard working women spend their days changing sheets, cleaning up all sorts of bodily fluid, carpooling, etc. doesn’t mean they’re sluts and prostitutes! Remember, they don’t get paid to do this.

What? She didn’t call them sluts and prostitutes? All she said was that Ann Romney “actually never worked a day in her life.” Okay, let’s put that in context:

What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, “Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.” Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.

Wow. She sounds like a pundit or, oh, I don’t know, a Democratic strategist hired to sit on a panel and answer questions in a hyperbolic fashion so as to stir up some lively conversation for a flailing cable news network like, oh, I don’t know, CNN? (Sorry, Anderson. Love you.)

So why’s everyone flipping out? Did some people not get burped this morning?

It was just a stupid statement. Can move on now? Ms. Rosen was just comparing the life of one upwardly mobile, financially affluent mother of five (while seemingly disregarding two life-threatening illnesses) with that of millions of downwardly flailing, financially starved mothers of our next generation who struggle without health insurance every day.

Unfortunately, she summed up too much thinking into too few syllables. And now she must apologize!

No really, she apologized:

I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen.

Geez, and she didn’t even call her a slut.

About Deborah Brancheau

Deborah Brancheau is the Managing Editor of RestoringTruthiness.org, a political comedy website inspired by the political satire of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Deborah's background is a smörgåsbord of experience. With a bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Theatre and a Minor in Cinema/Television, and a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California, Deborah took her heavily student-loan-funded education and became a sports-writing, high-school-teaching, graphic-designing, university-professing, broke-bum bastard. When that didn't work out too well, she refunneled her expertise into this new venture, RestoringTruthiness.org.