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April 13, 2012

Psychiatrist on Fox News: 'Hilary Rosen's nasty comments toward Ann Romney cast light on haters who can't handle feminine role'

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Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, says Hillary Rosen provided a clear psychological window on women who despise other women when she showed gut-level contempt for Ann Romney -- describing her as "never having worked a day in her life":

What Hilary Rosen has exposed is a psychological fault line that separates those women who simply oppose unfair gender-based barriers in education or employment or elsewhere from other women who actually despise and disrespect those females who choose to be full-time wives and mothers, instead of entering the workforce.

These "anti-gender" women have it in for anyone who embraces her femininity, maternal instincts and capacity to nurture as their highest priority -- postponing or passing up other laudable opportunities to work at, say, a law firm or as a marketing executive. They despise the notion that some women may indeed be drawn -- instinctively and happily -- toward creating special and loving environments in which to raise their children, while spending all their available time sustaining and enriching those environments and those children.

They despise the parts of themselves that may be drawn to such roles, as well. That's why women like Hilary Rosen make such outlandish statements, to begin with. They're essentially talking to themselves -- albeit, with the rest of the world forced to listen -- trying to reassure themselves that their own choices in life weren't only equally as good as those of other women, but better. Far, far better. They feel like their choices are better because they have thrown off the shackles of roles that were once "expected" of them, leaving them not only freer than, but superior to, those women who don't feel enslaved at home, but feel fulfilled at home.
Dr. Ablow then gets to the bottom line of the issue by pointing out what he sees as psychology behind the attitude of women like Hillary Rosen - utter contempt for women in traditional roles and unbridled support for alternate lifestyles:
[..] Hilary Rosen vilifying women who choose to be stay-at-home wives and mothers is particularly ironic, given that she has chosen an alternative lifestyle raising twins with a female partner, meaning no father-figure is present in her home. To enjoy the benefits of her alternative lifestyle while denigrating the lifestyle of Ann Romney shows that her seemingly infinite bandwidth for alternative lifestyles flows in one direction: only alternative. ...

... psychologically, that only makes women like Hilary Rosen hate Ann Romney more. Not only does she seem to be enjoying herself, and not only do her children seem to be happy and successful -- but she actually allowed her husband to go out and make the money to support all of them. And that's letting a man be comfortable being a man, too. And, to Hilary Rosen, that's a cultural crime and psychological assault.

Perhaps a bit more simply put, Hillary Rosen and her fellow liberal-progressives, while highly supportive of 'alternative' lifestyles ... have nothing but contempt and resentment for traditional roles and values, and those that live them. When you think about it, that pretty well sums up the 'values' of the Democrat Party.

Related: David Limbaugh Column: Thank You, Ms. Rosen (Rosen's remarks, taken together, tell us that like many of today's leftists, she sees America not as a melting pot, but as a Balkanized land of categorized groups, warring against one another. She sees people as blacks, women or gays, not as individuals.)

Posted by Hyscience at April 13, 2012 1:50 PM

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