Ann Romney: Women’s Rights
Teacher: Mr. Hébert
Nov. 13th 2012
Ann Lois Romney, the wife of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for president in 2008 and 2012, was born on April 16, 1949, and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with her two brothers. Ann Romney played a key role in the presidential campaign of her husband, when trying to appeal to women. 51% of the American population is women; Women are diverse, and live intersectional lives. They are not a special interest group, but strive to receive the same respect a man receives without hesitation. Undoubtedly women endure much more pain than men do. Differing from struggling to get a job in a male majoritized workplace or going through labour. Ann Romney attempted to relate to women during her husband’s 2012 presidential campaign, when her beliefs and career contradict the very rights of women. Ann Romney does not stand for women, as she only supports ‘mothers’ like herself, and makes no effort to reach out to gay women, disabled women, and more. Ann Romney claims that she preaches for women and their struggle to gain respect in society, but does not support the Lily Ledbetter: Fair Pay Act, nor has “worked a single day in her life,” as stated in an opinionated exposé article of Ann. Ann Romney attempts to depict the image of a hardworking mother, and woman, when she believes in extreme conservativism and traditional values, while maintaining the role of a woman in the 1950’s. “I know what it’s like to finish the laundry and to look in the basket five minutes later and it’s full again. I know what it’s like to pull all the groceries in, and see the teenagers run through, and all of a sudden, all of the groceries you just bought a few hours ago are gone.” Ann tries to portray the image of a hardworking and struggling mother, but many mothers around America struggle with maintaining that same very role AND a job that receives low or...
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