Binders Full of Women

During the second Presidential Debate, while Mitt Romney explained how concerned he is about fairness and equality in the workplace, a meme was born. Someone quickly set up a Tumblr page called Binders Full of Women and it’s since gone viral. Here’s the infamous binder comment:

“In response to a young woman named Katherine Fenton‘s question about females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn, Gov. Romney talked about how when he was elected in Massachusetts, he made ‘a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet.’ He continued, ‘I went to a number of women’s groups said ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us whole binders full of women!’ …


First of all, who SAYS something so completely condescending and sexist like that — referring to potential female hires as ‘binders full of women’?! Sure, blame that tired old excuse that ‘words don’t always come out the right way,’ but there’s a reason that phrase jumped out at people. It’s because it reflects how Mitt Romney really feels about women.”


The Tumblr page has quite a few “binder” memes, but here are a couple of my personal favorites:





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