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Stay-at-Home Moms Suffer More Sadness

Cite more depression, anger compared to employed mothers: Gallup poll

(Newser) - Stay-at-home moms struggle with sadness, depression, and anger more often than employed mothers do, according to a sure-to-be-controversial new Gallup poll. While 26% of stay-at-home moms reported feeling sadness much of "yesterday," that figure was just 16% among employed moms. Some 28% of stay-at-home moms said they have... More »

Stop the Charade: Being a Mom Isn't 'Toughest Job'

It's a PC thing to say, but it's not true, say two female columnists

(Newser) - When Hilary Rosen dropped her never-worked-a-day bomb on Ann Romney, Democrats immediately sensed the political danger and backed away. President Obama himself weighed in: "There is no tougher job than being a mom," he declared. Oh, really? wonder Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times and Vivia Chen... More »

Roseanne: Parties Trying to Divide Women

Comedian weighs in on Ann Romney fiasco

(Newser) - Sort-of presidential candidate Roseanne Barr was sickened when she heard Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney. "Rosen lobbed the Romney campaign a fat political softball they could smack over the gender fence," she writes in the Daily Beast , at a time when "Romney was on... More »

Romney: Welfare Moms Need 'Dignity of Work'

Pundits see holes in attacks on Hilary Rosen

(Newser) - New twists in the saga on working moms: The Romney campaign has hammered Democrats over Hilary Rosen's comment that stay-at-home mom Ann Romney had never worked—a comment Ann Romney called an "early birthday gift." But MSNBC unearths video of Mitt Romney himself arguing that parents on... More »

Let's Please End This Phony 'Girl Fight'

Pundits making too much of Ann Romney flap: Kathleen Parker

(Newser) - This week's blather over Hilary Rosen's never-worked-a-day comment regarding Ann Romney wasn't so much a battle over substantive issues as a "peashooter contest in the Twitter Lounge," writes Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post . Start with the basics: Rosen spoke the truth in that Romney... More »

It's Your Turn to Apologize, Ann Romney

Or at least it would be if Democrats had the GOP's killer instinct

(Newser) - In Republicans' rush to make the most of Hilary Rosen's statement that Ann Romney " never worked a day in her life ," the aggrieved spouse herself told Fox News, "I know what it's like to struggle." Joan Walsh of Salon was shocked, and she's... More »

Democratic Strategist: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'

Hilary Rosen tries to quell working-mom uproar

(Newser) - Democratic operative Hilary Rosen has apologized to Ann Romney for "poorly chosen" words that sparked a media frenzy . Rosen suggested Romney, a stay-at-home mother of five, had "never worked a day in her life," prompting attacks from Republicans as Democrats distanced themselves from the comments. "I... More »

Michelle Obama Defends Ann Romney

Romney herself again dismisses 'never worked' criticism

(Newser) - Michelle Obama comes to Ann Romney's defense on Twitter today, without mentioning her by name. "Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected. –mo," she wrote on her Twitter feed , notes Politico . Romney has been at the center of the latest campaign brouhaha... More »

Dem Operative: Ann Romney Hasn't Worked a Day in Her Life

Rosen comments drive Twitter firestorm

(Newser) - Democratic operative Hilary Rosen set off a Twitter tempest yesterday when she said on CNN that Ann Romney has "actually never worked a day in her life," making her a poor adviser on women's economic issues . The backlash was fierce, Politico reports. Ann Romney joined Twitter to... More »

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