10/02/2012 11:48 am ET

Devaluing Care Work -- And Women

Last week, Mitt Romney made a clueless comment that by rights should have been added to the list of “gaffes” guaranteed to widen his wedge with female voters, but went generally unnoticed.

“It’s an advantage to have two parents,” Romney said at NBC News’ Education Nation Summit, “but to have one parent to stay closely connected and at home during those early years of education can be very, very important.”

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