Response to CoffeeCat (Original post)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:15 PM
stupidicus (789 posts)
33. my mother was a stay at home mom
and my dad for many years wasn't seen, either from being at work outside the home, or sequestered in his TV/radio/etc repair shop somewhere in it.
As one of the youngest of 14 kids, I'd be the last to say that being a SAHM isn't working, but as you noted, and as I thought Rosen poorly attempted to convey, they no more come into existent or continue to exist as equals in terms of the work load they shoulder, than we are born with and cultivate our differing intellectual and physical gifts as individuals. Happenstance more often than not, dictates the quantity and quality of the crop harvested that is our lives, and as you noted, she already had the ground plowed, seeded, and she always had help when it needed to be weeded.
To me this is just another example of the way rightwingers exploit anything and everything they can when in need of a defense, and this one served nicely in providing what it almost always takes the form of -- offensive offense. It has been very disappointing to me to see so many dems from the first family on down, forget about all manufactured outrage right wingers have produced and spread like the fertilizer it is, over issues like Michelle's vacations, etc that impinge upon their family life and therefore the quality of their parenting and "the work they do", like those vacations, etc, aren't earned and deserved, and enter this fray in the way they have.
Meanwhile, it's okay for the titular head of the repub party Limbaugh to call the work product of countless SAHMs and working outside the home moms alike, sluts, for merely intelligently wanting to plan for either role or to never enter it, with contraception.
I grow weary of dems hastily attempting to appease rightwingers with apologies and whatnot -- like during the S. Brown/Breitbart case for example -- when as Scarborough noted whether seriously or not, a West type is almost daily saying something more egregious about their political opposition without any fear of political reprisal or party-wide backlash whatsoever.
That infanticidal marxist muslim born in kenya who's the terrorists best friend currently serving as pres, should have simply said that she doesn't speak for all dems or his team, and that like with his "unprecedented" remark they made a fed case out of for days, they should ask her to clarify her remark.
And of course they, like Romney, have a license to lie freely day in and day out with various defamations in tow, like the aforementioned about BHO above, without having to endure a state of media saturation to the exclusion of all else over it.
This whole affair has been nothing but a distraction, and the right question to ask in my mind of the rightwingers, is "if SAHM are workers, why do you have such an aversion to helping them as enshrined in your war on women this BS is a distraction from?".
It seems to me that their long time used "welfare queen" myth has crashed into the wall of reality they are now trying to erect for protection against the war on womem charge.
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)
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