The View From 1776
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Women In The Workforce
Hilary Rosen, an advisor to the Democrat-Socialist Party, attacks motherhood.
Rosen, an Obama pit bull, excoriates Mitt Romney’s wife for never having worked a day in her life, insinuating that Mr. Romney therefore is unworthy of public office.
In response to Rosen it should be noted that, before the 1970s, economists always were careful to observe that a huge part of work in the economy was the unpaid labor of housewives. Cooking, keeping the home clean, and raising children qualifies in every respect as work, no matter what the Democrat-Socialist Party contends.
Only an ultra feminist could assume that nothing other than competing with men in the corporate world qualifies as work. Democrat-Socialist Rosen’s warped sense of reality echoes one of her predecessors, Emma Goldman, a leading anarcho-socialist from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Goldman wrote:
It is the narrow puritanic spirit, as represented in the sterile minds of the Young-Men-and-Old-Maid