As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head to head in the presidential debate, Mitt Romney brings up the fact that he questioned the amount of women that were employed by him while he was the governor of Massachusetts. He stated that he had “binders full of women” that had applied for the positions and who were qualified, but just couldn’t be available for the hours because they were not flexible enough to meet the needs of their families. So apparently, they adjusted the schedule so that the woman could meet the expectations of the job and be home in time enough for her children.
But realistically, that is a rare thing in the workforce. I can speak from personal experience of interviewing for positions within certain companies and being told that if offered that job, the schedule would be set hours and will not bend, flex, or change. If I could not meet that schedule, then I would not be able to hold that job. And of course that presented a problem for a single mother with small children. So, taking away subsidized contraception and ridding the country of a womans choice to add more to her plate by having a child that she cannot care for would only make employment rates for women lower than what they already are.
These days, men are rarely men, and there are so many single mothers caring for their children alone or fighting their kids fathers in court for child support. It is almost impossible to make a man take care of his child, and some go years and years before it catches up to them. It’s a sad fact but it’s true. I don’t like that fact that Mitt Romney is ignoring this fact, simply because he is not in that position and doesn’t know how this feels. Check out the clip below right here on THM and let me know what you think.
- Obama: Romney still vague on women’s issues (firstread.nbcnews.com)
- Mitt the Moderate Resurfaces With Contraception Talk (usnews.com)
- Sarah Minto: New Mitt Romney Ad Softens Stance on Abortion (bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com)
- Why No One Should Believe The New Ad Claiming ‘Romney Doesn’t Oppose Contraception At All’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Debate further muddles Romney’s position on contraception (tv.msnbc.com)
- Debate moves women to fore in presidential race (newsobserver.com)