Apparently Carolyn Goodman thinks less of any woman who has not produced children from her womb.
Does she give us an age cut off for that judgement say women over 40 without children?
Are women not valid in her eyes as a viable contributing female member of society until you have produced four children of your own as she did?
Check out the quote from Steve Friess’ article:
In this piece Goodman is quoted as saying
“That’s weak. She has no idea. Look, this is her life. She doesn’t have children, she doesn’t have a family. … Her life is politics, from what I see…”
What is wrong with having a life in politics when that life has fought the tough fights to do right by our community?
While I personally have four children as Mrs. Goodman did and like Carolyn my career has taken a backseat to my family; I would never judge another woman by her choice to have or not to have children.
The choice to become a mother is deeply personal. All women who want to be mothers can’t. It is a fact of biology. We would never demand that men discuss deeply personal issues about their reproduction yet women are called upon to explain themselves.
As a mother to two daughters I want motherhood to be a choice for them that they either embrace or pass – never as an obligation in order to be accepted by society.
Carolyn Goodman is of a different era. Her era is one of hate the sin yet love the sinner. It’s a time of judgement against those who do not take your same path. That time has passed. Las Vegas has to be a 21st Century city led by a strong leader versus housewife do as our husbands tell us to do rhetoric.
In defense of housewives however as one myself I still manage to find time to read the newspaper while raising four kids in a hectic schedule. Mrs. Goodman your children are grown yet you still did not know about the Dream Act?
Plus life out here in suburbanite soccer mom land is a lot different than your generation. We have proud gay couples raising children in our community. Those children need the protection of domestic partnership agreements. It is unconscionable not to have any informed opinion on domestic partnerships when this is the face of the next generation of families.
We need more brave families like those shown below from California to continue the growth of Las Vegas into a world class city. This cannot happen when leaders cling to backwards beliefs.