As if Newsweek‘s latest “Obama The Gay Archangel” cover wasn’t enough, yesterday, Newsweek columnist Michelle Goldberg spoke out against the scourge of motherhood on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes. She attacked Ann Romney for talking about the glories of being a mom – on Mother’s Day, no less – by comparing her with Hitler and Stalin:
You know, yes, motherhood is beautiful. I found 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, that give awards for big families. You know, Stalin did it, Hitler did it.
What was Ann Romney’s dastardly “crown of motherhood” phrase? Here’s the full context, from Romney’s piece in USA Today:
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.
Next thing you know, Ann Romney will be invading Poland.