'Outnumbered' Roundup: Stay-At-Home Moms Attacked by Critics of New Movie "Mom's Night Out"
Today in our ‘Outnumbered’ roundup, Stacey Dash, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Harris Faulkner and Sandra Smith discussed parenting and divorce with #oneluckyguy Geraldo Rivera. Check out the hot topics below and follow Outnumbered on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
The new faith-based movie “Mom’s Night Out” is being bashed by critics as anti-feminist. The movie is about a group of stay-at-home moms who take a break from parenting for a night on the town.
Kate Taylor criticized the main character, Allyson, in ‘The Globe and Mail.’ She wrote, “Mainly, you have to wonder why Allyson doesn’t just hire a nanny, find a job and get out of the house. Ah, but this is a Christian movie … Through the crazy night, Allyson comes to see that she should just relax and enjoy motherhood.”
Dash, a mom for 23 years, said being a mother is the hardest job on the planet. “I commend these stay-at-home moms. To demean them in any way and say they’re worthy of damnation is absurd, and just shows that liberal women say you can be pro-choice as long as your choice is agreeable with theirs.”
Hear what the rest of the hosts had to say:
Hollywood is famous for its brief marriages, which one group claims is negatively influencing millions of Americans.
The Society for the Prevention of Celebrity Divorce created an ad campaign aimed at reducing the divorce rate. Billboards are placed in places where stars live and feature messages including, “Dear Hollywood, a divorce is a shame, not a reality show.”
Dash, who has been divorced three times, said she still believes in love and marriage. “I got married again because I like to be married. I just made bad choices and got divorced. And I don’t think this billboard would’ve helped.”
Rivera was divorced four times before finding his wife of 11 years. He admitted to being selfish in his previous marriages, and said he learned from those past experiences.
Listen to the full discussion below:
The Mesa High School yearbook has some people in Arizona upset after it decided to devote two pages to teen parents. The pages feature photos and a description of what it’s like to raise kids while going to school.
Guilfoyle worried that the yearbook pages glorify teen moms without focusing on the complications surrounding the issue.
Smith disagreed, since it was the students who decided to include that section in the yearbook. “That’s [a decision] I have to respect. The yearbook is about the way that the students see that the year went … as controversial as that may be.”