Housewife is a term used to describe an individual married woman whose main occupation is running or operating the family’s home—caring for and educating her children, cooking and storing food, buying goods the family needs in day-to-day life, cleaning or maintaining parts of the home, making clothes for the family, etc.—and who does not generally maintain employment outside the home. Merriam Webster describes a housewife as a married woman who is in charge of her household. Homemaker is a mainly American gender-neutral term for a housewife or also a stay-at-home dad.
My wife works at home (Her Picture is Attached.) She has been home from the time when our oldest daughter was six-months-old. She made a choice to sacrifice a great career at a major newspaper to become a doctor, dentist, psychologist, peacemaker, policewoman, detective, pastor, skier, skate boarder, taxi driver, coach, cook, cleaner and candlestick maker. She has more hats than I’ve listed and is in the best job she has ever had. She works 24 hours a-day 7 days a-week.
I like the rest of the country including President Obama caught what Ms. Hilary Rosen said about the stay at home mom (SAHM) Ann Romney. Rosen’s remark was in bad taste.
First Rosen told the bizarre, ridiculous lie that somehow the Republicans are behind the “Republicans are waging a war on women” rhetoric, now that it has completely failed. She went on to tell Ann Romney to shut up about the economy because all she’s ever done with her life is raise five children:
Rosen said, “with respect to economic issues, I think actually that Mitt Romney’s right, that ultimately, women care more about the economic well-being of their families and the like. But he doesn’t connect on that issue either. What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, ‘Well, my wife tells me 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 economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing — in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why we worry about their future.”
Then Ms. Rosen went to her twitter account and continued to bash Ann.
I am disappointed that Ms. Rosen decided to pick on a profession and yes I said “Profession” that raises the future leaders of America. They are dedicated to the family they inspire the family to be better productive members of the world. We have five children all girls just like Ann has five boys. Being a SAHM is not for the weak of heart. You can quote me on that.
Rosen made an apology, saying, “Let’s put the faux war against stay-at-home moms to rest once and for all. As a mom, I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his poor record on the plight of women’s financial struggles. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended.”
Rosen cannot even apologize for her bad behavior. Let’s put this behind us? I find that offensive.
I will say I love the SAHM’s I know and my wife is number one in that camp. They know the budget, politics, and how to care for a grumpy spouse. I joined Ann Romney’s twitter just because of who she is.
Now go kiss the one you love.