Ann Romney: Having Sons ‘Taught Me To Be Real’
Hours before the biggest speech of her life, Ann Romney told ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer that she was “shaky” when she first came out to the stage to do a walkthrough this afternoon — but she was bolstered by advice from her husband and the support of her five boys.
“I had all these boys,” Ann Romney said in an exclusive interview. “But one thing I can say about boys is they’ve taught me much more than I think I would have learned by being a mother of girls. They taught me to be real, to have no baloney and to just say it straight and then get over it. And that was a great lesson.”
A girl can’t teach one as much as a boy can. Really?
I don’t think she intended it as an insult to women, but it reveals an underlying gender-based assumption in her thinking.
Or perhaps she was trying to contrast her own motherhood with Michelle Obama’s (Michelle Obama having two daughters and no sons)?