“Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected.”
First Lady Michelle Obama on Twitter in response to Hilary Rosen’s comment that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life".
Adding........another perfectly legitimate perspective from Kathy Kattenburg:
Let's get one thing straight. Ann Romney knows ZERO about the economic struggles of American women. Raising five boys is hard work, no kidding. Raising ONE child, boy OR girl, is hard work. But if Ann Romney had raised 14 children, all of them hell-raisers and trouble-makers, she would know ZERO about the economic struggles of American women. Nor would she know what kind of hard work it is to raise even one child, much less five, when you're a single mom working in a bar at nights to feed your kids. Or if your husband has been unemployed for a year or more and there's no work to be found. Or if you and your husband are both trying to make ends meet and still can't do it when you're both working two or three or more jobs. Hey, Ann Romney: Try raising five children on $40,000 a year. Now try raising five children when one of them has a serious chronic medical condition, like Rick and Karen Santorum's daughter, but without any of Rick and Karen Santorum's resources. Or your husband's. Or yours. Try raising two or three or four or five children with no health insurance.