Romney used the phrase in response to a question about pay equity referring to ring binders with résumés of female job applicants submitted to him as governor of massachusetts. This prompted the phrase s use for political.
It s 2020 and there really is a binder full of women.
Binders full of women comment. The phrase was depicted by romney s detractors and the obama campaign as demeaning and insensitive toward women and was widely mocked. I was delighted to learn about it on last night s lawfare podcast. Republican presidential candidate mitt romney s comment about binders full of women has gone viral on the internet spawning jokes mash ups and musical memes.
Binders full of women. Binders full of women really. About a year ago tammy wittes founded the leadership council for women in national security lcwins.
Presidential debate of 2012. Binders full of women was a phrase used by mitt romney on october 16 2012 during the second u s. The comment immediately went viral birthing a hilarious tumblr parody twitter account romneys binder with more than 13 000 followers and counting and a facebook fan page.
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