I love the image of conservatives hiding behind the flag of motherhood to protect themselves against charges of gender insensitivity. It's like kids who move the couch to cover up a stain and hope no one will notice.
If Rosen is going to rail against a war against women, then let's agree that a gender bias that praises men who put their kids first but punishes women for the same is an unfair assault in that battle.
Wow, talk about a conversational flashback. Thanks to Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen saying how Ann Romney -- stay-at-home Mom to five boys -- "actually never worked a day in her life," that old can of worms about SAHMs has again been reopened.
Young women today tell me they will not delay childbearing. They have seen too many women wake up at 40 wearing the "I forgot to have kids" sandwich board. And I hold my tongue. There is no cookie-cutter approach to any of this, no one-size-fits-all.
We have a need to look as if we know what we are doing at all times. When what we really need is to confess to another human being that we're flying by the seat of our well-worn pants, and may not make it through the day.