To follow up on Mollie, as well as some of the comments in her thread, here in one place are a few related items dealing with Democratic attitudes toward women, work, and family. It's interesting that though these people would all tell you women have the right to make their own choices, they don't do much to hide their disdain for the choices women such as Ann Romney or Laura Bush or Barbara Bush have made.
Here's the original Hillary:
Here's Teresa Heinz a few years later:
Q: You'd be different from Laura Bush?
A: Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up. (Related story: Heinz Kerry apologizes for comments) So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger — because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about.
And here again is our latest Hillary:
For good measure, here's a Jonah Goldberg post detailing how, pace Ms. Rosen, Republicans are not making up Democratic accusations about a "war on women."
And finally, remember the furor at Wellesley in 1990 after a group of 150 students had protested the selection of First Lady Barbara Bush for commencement speaker, arguing that she was somehow beneath them? Here's the relevant objection from their letter of protest:
''Wellesley teaches that we will be rewarded on the basis of our own merit, not on that of a spouse. To honor Barbara Bush as a commencement speaker is to honor a woman who has gained recognition through the achievements of her husband, which contravenes what we have been taught over the last four years at Wellesley.''
And here's how the lady dealt with it: