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Is the War on Women Real or Manufactured?

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Politics got personal on Wednesday when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen accused Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, of having "never worked a day in her life." It moved Mrs. Romney to send her first tweet ever ("I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work"), setting off a debate over the decision to work or stay home. But The Christian Science Monitor is calling it a "fake" debate.

Ann told Fox News, "[Rosen] should have come to my house when those five boys were causing so much trouble, it wasn’t so easy. My career choice was to be a mother. And I think all of us need to know that we need to respect the choices that women make. Other women make other choices to have a career and raise a family, which I think Hilary Rosen has actually done herself. I respect that, that's wonderful... We have to respect women in all those choices that they make."

But Rosen is sticking to her guns, and responded to the criticism in a CNN editorial: "I have no judgments about women who work outside the home versus women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let's stipulate that it is not a choice that most women have in America today." We're not sure if Hilary Rosen or Ann Romney wins this debate, but that's not really the point. Do you think these kinds of feuds are real -- or just manufactured to get a vote in politics?


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  • Super l... JOMO 2012/04/26 19:11:50
  • Jackie 2012/04/15 21:51:28
    Real
    Jackie
    +4
    Any woman who says "manufactured" probably hasn't worked where men were favored and paid more than women, while the women were carrying the load. The rest of the "manufactured" vote was probably by men.
  • Bobby V Jackie 2012/04/15 22:19:40
    Bobby V
    +2
    If you believe that women have been institutionally paid less than a man, got to the EEOC. that is what it is for. Any woman who has been discriminated against SHOULD do something about it. Women deserve to be paid the same for the same work, every day, every hour.

    Don't just complain, do something about it. This from a very very conservative man who believes that all women should be paid what they deserve.
  • Jackie Bobby V 2012/04/22 17:44:20
    Jackie
    The only problem is that when the work is being done for labor attorneys, they can find some little thing to to say it wasn't the same work. That's what they learn in those three extra years in college! LOL Oh well, I retired, so let them figure out now who was the truly valuable employee! As for me, I'm having a ball!
  • Bobby V Jackie 2012/04/26 11:42:33
    Bobby V
    Jackie, as an employer I can guarantee, from experience, that the deck is so staked against business and towards the "lowly" worker that there is no chance that the employee wouldn't win any case brought against them. Only huge companies, such as Boeing have the resources to do anything about it.
  • DTJ Jackie 2012/04/16 02:02:50
    DTJ
    +2
    Like in the Obama administration where men are paid more than their female counterparts.
  • Yo'Adri... DTJ 2012/04/16 14:08:27
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    well shame shame on the ovomit adminisitration......will they admit to that???? Hmmm hmmmmm hmmmmmm!
  • Lady Wh... Jackie 2012/04/16 09:53:00
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    agreed
  • Grabitz 2012/04/15 19:50:21
    Real
    Grabitz
    Woman declared war when they burnt their bras . We didn't start it .
  • Lady Wh... Grabitz 2012/04/15 21:14:44
    Lady Whitewolf
    OH PU-LEEZE! maturity much?
  • Grabitz Lady Wh... 2012/04/15 22:39:02
    Grabitz
    I prefer not to .
  • kepowell Grabitz 2012/04/15 23:56:24
    kepowell
    +3
    If creating choices for ourselves is a war on men.. then so be it. Grow up and share the world.
  • Lady Wh... kepowell 2012/04/16 09:53:21
    Lady Whitewolf
    Well said!
  • Yo'Adri... kepowell 2012/04/16 14:09:30
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    BOOM!
  • Yo'Adri... Grabitz 2012/04/16 14:09:06
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    SERIOUSLY.????? GRAB THIS! GRABITZ!
  • Leantom, the Economic Ratio... 2012/04/15 19:39:52 (edited)
  • Yo'Adri... Leantom... 2012/04/16 14:11:01
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    What do BATS do hanging upside down in he dark......It's pure............................
    logic!
  • blackmother 2012/04/15 18:02:19
    Real
    blackmother
    +2
    Both sides, though the media has its favorite. Anyone who does not think a woman has a right to choose to give birth is against women--this I have always believed. And, anyone who thinks any women who have the means to be stay-at-home moms is most especially against women. Mrs Romney has the means to stay at home and raise 5 boys. Good for her, for it means her kids are less likely to become a problem in society. I admire her stance a lot more than the likes of crazed Octumom and her litter of children living off welfare, as well as the crazed single parent to 7 children (probably from 7 different fathers) who spends all her money on LOTTO tickets. We need good mothers, not irresponsible breeders.
  • Super l... blackmo... 2012/04/21 05:26:26 (edited)
  • Næthan Æterna 2012/04/15 17:46:03
    Manufactured
    Næthan Æterna
    +2
    Fake. Liberals are the ones who coined the phrase. They need this because their race card isn't working so well due to over-use. There is a war going on, but it's WE THE PEOPLE Vs. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Wake up and tune into the real issues here!
  • Yo'Adri... Næthan ... 2012/04/16 14:11:34
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    Thank you.. excellent point indeed.!
  • susy 2012/04/15 17:28:57
    Manufactured
    susy
    The present regime in typical Communist manner has been very divisive attacking even good woman like Romney's wife. This is also why they have made such a stench about Treyvon's death, had Trayvon been named José... They want to divide and conquer.
  • Yo'Adri... susy 2012/04/16 14:11:55
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    BOOM!
  • Jim 2012/04/15 16:31:23
    Real
    Jim
    +5
    All one has to do is look at how those on the right are trying to defund Planned Parenthood and how they are limiting access to a woman's right to end her pregnancy if she sees fit. They are even attacking access to birth control.
  • Super l... Jim 2012/04/15 17:18:42 (edited)
  • Jim Super l... 2012/04/15 17:54:44
    Jim
    +2
    1) Save that for the 12-year-old rape victim.
    2) My mother had no choice because I was born in 1970.
  • Yo'Adri... Jim 2012/04/16 14:14:44
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    Don't forget to carry that chip on your shoulder forever....It's very "becoming".
  • Jim Yo'Adri... 2012/04/16 16:36:13
    Jim
    A conservative's way of saying that the liberal has been proven his point.

    Thank you very much.
  • Super l... Jim 2012/04/21 05:20:09
  • Jim Super l... 2012/04/27 16:03:03 (edited)
  • Jim Super l... 2012/04/27 16:08:25
    Jim
    A fetus is not a child.
  • Super l... Jim 2012/04/28 02:19:05
  • Seras S... Super l... 2012/04/15 19:23:55
    Seras Superstar
    +4
    Babies are not aborted. The majority of abortions are preformed before the fetus' nervous system is fully devoloped therefore, it cannot feel pain.
  • Bob Seras S... 2012/04/15 20:44:02
    Bob
    +2
    Nice try, but you are wrong. The " mass of cells", as liberals like to call it , is actually a baby with every thing needed to develop into a complete human. What "right" should a woman have to kill it simply because she couldn't keep her legs together. I would rather be for the rights of the unborn child who cannot speak for herself.
  • kepowell Bob 2012/04/16 00:01:21
    kepowell
    You are wrong, its a fetus. There is no nervous system in the first trimester, therefore no pain. IF YOU DON't WANT AN ABORTION DON"T HAVE ONE!!! They are not forced. Its a choice!
  • DTJ kepowell 2012/04/16 02:11:21
    DTJ
    And I should have the choice as to whether or not any of my money is used to pay for it.
  • richwright DTJ 2012/04/16 05:57:20
    richwright
    No Federal money is used for abortions.
  • Bob kepowell 2012/04/22 12:59:02
    Bob
    How do you know there's no pain, since you were not aborted? If you read my comment, it says everything needed to develop into a complete human. And it's a choice, but only for the adult.
  • ericaas... Bob 2012/04/16 02:31:08
    ericaascherhager
    +1
    Maybe just maybe the problem of unplanned pregnancy could be avoided altogether with sex ed for teens (in todays world even preteens) teaching abstinence first and foremost but if you won't abstain these are your birth control options. If we don't give them true information they might just believe the myths and half truths their friends and sig others put out there.....u can't get preg your 1st time, in water, in xyz position etc.
  • BoredCo... Seras S... 2012/04/16 01:59:55
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    Seriously? Did you just claim babies are not aborted?
    And that you're not considered a human being until you feel pain? That is your theory?
    Just thank your mom that she didn't decide you had no nervous system and call it a day.

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