In Tuesday’s speech, Ann Romney passionately exclaimed:
“It’s the mom’s of this nation, single, married, widowed, who really hold the country together. We’re the mothers. We’re the wives. We’re the grandmothers. We’re the big sisters. We’re the little sisters and we are the daughters.”
And sure we are mothers, wives, grandmothers and sisters but we are also so much more. What I didn’t hear was that women are one of the most valuable untapped natural resources, and women of this nation will be tomorrow’s leaders. We are the business entrepreneurs. We’re the doctors. We’re the big scientists and politicians.
And that is the problem.
Women need economic and social equality. As we continue to break glass ceilings, we will need to work toward equal pay for equal work. For true economic equality we not only require equal pay, but we require equal professional opportunities by way of reproductive planning. Yes we are mothers, wives, grandmothers and sisters but we are also so much more. The GOP doesn’t appear to consider women to be individuals outside of their traditional role as wife and mother.
This is evidenced by the backwards anti-women legislation that has been introduced across the nation, and enforced by Ann Romney’s words at the GOP convention.