I listened to the whole clip, and yeah, it was a dumb, insulting thing for Hilary Rosen to say about stay-at-home-moms; but it’s pretty obvious that she was class-baiting, not SAHM-baiting. I’m quite sure it’s true that a wealthy SAHM lives a different life from a SAHM who’s made some financial sacrifices to be at home. Still, if Ann Romney is going around TALKING TO WOMEN, clearly she’s trying to learn and be less out of touch.
Anyway, the thing that bothers me the most about this is that women who have a lot in common are getting snippy with each other. LET’S NOT LET THEM DO THIS TO US AGAIN. If you’re a SAHM who is mad at Rosen, there is no need to make generalizations about women who work; and if you’re a working mom, there is no need to make assumptions about women who don’t. If there’s one thing motherhood teaches us, it’s that motherhood is a learning game.