Godwin’s Law

Ann Romney wrote an Op/Ed for Mother’s Day. Here’s the last part:

Crown of glory

Cherish your mothers. The ones who wiped your tears, who were at every ball game or ballet recital. The ones who believed in you, even when nobody else did, even when maybe you didn’t believe in yourself.

Women wear many hats in their lives. Daughter, sister, student, breadwinner. But no matter where we are or what we’re doing, one hat that moms never take off is the crown of motherhood.

There is no crown more glorious.

Read the whole thing. It’s a fairly typical Mother’s Day editorial praising moms. Completely harmless and inoffensive. At least I thought so.

Here’s what femanist author Michelle Goldberg had to say about it:

“I wonder: I mean, it can’t only be me that maybe inititally saw Ann Romney as maybe a sympathetic or neutral figure but who is increasingly seeing her as someone who is kind of insufferable because of the way she’s milking this thing. And, you know, in a lot of ways the op-ed was totally anodyne, right? You know, yes, motherhood is beautiful. I find that phrase, “the crown of motherhood” really kind of creepy. Not just because of its, like, somewhat, you know, I mean it’s kind of usually really authoritarian societies that give out, like, the Cross of Motherhood.

“You know, Stalin did it, Hitler did it,” she said.


That’s gotta be the first time a salute to motherhood ever triggered Godwin’s Law.

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37 Responses to Godwin’s Law

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I hate that haircut.

  2. wmcb says:

    Ann Romney is going to invade Poland any day now with home-baked cookies and copies of “Goodnight Moon” to read to them at bedtime.

    The horror of it.

  3. yttik says:

    LOL, you’re right, this may be the first time that a salute to mothers on Mother’s Day has triggered Godwin’s Law.

  4. wmcb says:

    Hey tweeps, I’ve started a hashtag. Let the mockery begin!

  5. votermom says:

    New hash tag game:

    • I sense a new hash tag and Votermom is the one to use it! Question: is it #rightwingbullshitstorm or #cultoftruewomanhood??

      Isaac Butler@parabasis
      hats off to @michelleinbklyn for weathering a right wing bullshit storm for daring to challenge ann romney’s cult of true womanhood.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Having kids isn’t for everyone but any conception of feminism that doesn’t wholly embrace motherhood is doomed to fail.

  7. gxm17 says:

    That crown of motherhood crap is a bit too saccharine for my taste, but isn’t that the whole mother’s day experience. Regardless, I’m getting real tired, real fast of all this hatin’ on Ann Romney. Crickey, people, she’s just campaigning for her husband, she not actually running for anything. Gawd but the need for woman-hate is strong in the progressive ranks.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m not a big fan of Hallmark holidays either, for too many a loss of a child or mom (or dad) can be painful. I just tell my kids to get me a bottle of wine since they’re the reason I drink 😛

      • gxm17 says:

        LOL! My daughter’s gift to me and my mother (and herself) was that she left her kids at home with her husband when she came over for dinner. We provided the wine. And much of it!

  8. leslie says:

    OMG in am ROFL @work. (I’m not supposed to be tuned in,) but I really did LOL and had to clamp a hand over my mouth while reading all these comments.

  9. HELENK says:

    did you hear, ann and mitt had five kids the old fashioned way and enjoyed every minute of doing it????

    how horrible

  10. Oswald says:

    His disdain toward working with others is manifest. He has gained a reputation over the last few years as being cold and distant, refusing to engage, as have other presidents, in the give-and-take of politics, in the social niceties that help grease the wheels in Washington. Liberal Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen recently advised him to read Robert Caro’s newest volume on the life of Lyndon Johnson as a primer on how to be president. Johnson, of course, was a master at pulling levers of power, but he also knew how to persuade individual politicians on both sides of the aisle to work with him on legislation. But, of course, LBJ also had the common touch and, having risen from humble beginnings, never considered it beneath him to work with those underneath him. Not so Barack Obama. He complained to foreign leaders that he had to waste time talking with “congressmen from Palookaville.” At another time, he switched locales and said he was tired of dealing with people from “Podunk.”

    His campaign trail comments regarding small-town America as being populated by “bitter” people who cling to guns and Bibles was not a one-off. They are reflective of his views.

    But the high and the mighty also come in for the Obama treatment. Klein reveals dismay among former Obama supporters who feel they have been mistreated, maligned, and thrown under the bus. Obama’s most generous early donors have been all but ignored; early mentors in the black business community have been sidelined if not completely ditched; people don’t hear from him or his staff unless a fundraiser is coming up. But there is more: Caroline Kennedy is angry at the way she and her family were used for campaign purposes in 2008 and then summarily dismissed and stored away like so many movie props have been (the latter is my description).

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/the_amateur_barack_obama_in_the_white_house.html#ixzz1usKSzJeS

  11. HELENK says:

    off topic


    Ron Paul no plans to campaign in states that have not yet voted.

    money problems??????

  12. votermom says:

    Bristol Palin lists some of the death wish comments she gets and hater prove her point by posting more “shut up” comments.


  13. foxyladi14 says:

    What the world needs is more Love and less hate. 🙂

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