Clarifying Hilary Rosen's Ann Romney Comments

Hilary Rosen's statements about Ann Romney—that she's "never worked a day in her life"—have been taken out of context in all sorts of ways. Some have erroneously interpreted that she meant that she devalued women's work in the home, or that (as CNN contributor Will Cain put it) she believes that wealthy women or women who do not work outside the home should not be able to comment on the economy. Obviously that's hogwash, and during a debate on CNN Sunday, LZ Granderson broke it down, saying that Rosen should have clarified that Ann Romney had never worked outside the home but that her initial point stands. She was making the point that if Mitt Romney is using his wife as a gauge on the economic state of women in this country, he is getting a deeply skewed viewpoint on the matter. Watch below, via Mediaite

 

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at April 16, 2012, 7:15am