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Mitt Romney Binders Full of Women

Women Writers Live Life Out Loud at BinderCon LA

Meghan O'Dea | Posted 06.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Meghan O'Dea

Buying that plane ticket to BinderCon was also the best decision I ever made. It was a decision informed by the kind of gut instinct that comes only when your life is about to change. Today I'm sitting in sunny Los Angeles, still buzzing from another amazing BinderCon weekend.

Binders Full of Women?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

Why is a deliberate strategy of outreach for capable women still necessary? The answer is networks. CEOs draw on their own networks -- the guys they went to school with, those in their clubs, in the gym, wherever men meet. That's the comfort zone.

Word Choice and the Debates

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Burke E. Strunsky

Not since Bill Clinton questioned the meaning of "is" has a single phrase been parsed as much as Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" uttered in the ...

Your Voice, Your Vote: 'Binders Full of Women' Will Make the Difference on Election Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.23.2012 | Books
Joanne Bamberger

Women voters have to do their homework to figure out which candidate they should vote for. Time demands can sometime make it difficult to catch each day's headlines, but a new book is ready for you just in time to help out with that.

Words That Shaped Last Week: 'Newsweek,' 'Binders Full of Women,' and 'Doping'

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Vanity Fair

For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.

How to Be the Best Woman in the Binder

Stephanie Kaplan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Stephanie Kaplan

As Co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Media, the No. 1 online community for college women with chapters at 200+ colleges nationwide, I see a lot of resumes.

Barriers to Women's Equality Obscured by Binder Jokes

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Anika Rahman

Once the binder moment has passed, what will remain is the urgent need for a cultural shift toward a less-gendered society

Binders Full of Women: Mitt Romney the Job Cremator!

Sandi Bachom | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

A guy who will say "Binders full of women" will call you a 'girl' in the boardroom and ask you to get him a cup of coffee.

The Unkindness of Strangers

Ryan Thoreson | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Ryan Thoreson

What makes the binder comment intuitively funny is its obliviousness to all these considerations. What makes it less comical is that with the last debate focusing on foreign policy, it's unlikely that Obama himself will have another chance to make that point.

The Worst States For Gender Inequality

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.19.2012 | Money

Despite a recent uptick in women entering the workplace, female workers continue to earn less than their male counterparts and a new report shows wher...

Binders Full of Women Come Up Empty

Linda Meric | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Linda Meric

We need to know how candidates plan to level the playing field to ensure equal pay for equal work. Because women deserve to be paid fairly, and when they are, their families and the economy will win.

One Group Wasn't Surprised By Romney's 'Binders'

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

* Romney's comments underscored tension over role of Mormon women * Use of paternalistic language reflects church views - feminist ...

Binders Full of Women: Romney Still Struggles to Find Us Relevant

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

This isn't just about the binders. This is about a man who, in 2003, was amazed and admits that he "learned a great deal" about women, the issues faced by working mothers when he became governor, and how to handle things "if" women were going to be a part of the workforce.

Contest: What's A Meme?

Stanley Bing | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Stanley Bing

So what's a meme? Why is "binders full of women" now elevated to the position of the leading meme of the day, rather than simply another example of what happens to a panicked mind that, under intense pressure, is forced into revealing itself?

Sam Stein

Romney Was Praised Early On For Hiring Women As Governor | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's comment about having to put together a binder full of qualified women to staff his gubernatorial cabinet has overwhelmed t...

The Real Problem with Romney's 'Binders' Blunder

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Paige Bradley Frost

Romney's comment was awkward, politically tone deaf and worse, misleading. Still, much of the reaction has been over-hyped and even silly, detracting from discussions of the meatier issues facing women and families and how the next President will tackle them.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning brought additional confusion over what Mitt Romney would have done had the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act come to his des...

Women in Binders

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Romney's Empty Binder

Janet Ritz | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Romney's "binders full of women" lie, as fun as it is on the campaign trail and as an Internet meme, is an empty binder Romney used to cut into the president's support among undecided women.

Only Women With Babies? Workplace Flexibility for All

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

The assertion that workplace flexibility is only an issue for women -- specifically mothers -- is wrong, plain and simple.Here are some other people who rely on work flexibility.

Welcome to My Binder Full of Women

Death Race | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Death Race

Women are essential to our planet. They repopulate humans and carry valuable wombs with them wherever they go. But did you know they can also manage Excel spreadsheets?

How to Get Out of the Binder and Into the Room

Kate White | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Kate White

Thankfully, those women's groups in Massachusetts were extremely proactive and it paid off, because Romney did appoint more women than usual to his cabinet. We need more proactivity like that. But individually, we also have to help ourselves lose invisible status.

The History of the Gender Gap

Marci Hamilton | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Marci Hamilton

My generation of men is responsible for the Republican Party's disconnect from women. Their attitudes are driving the women of my generation away from the party, and justifiably will hand the Democrats the White House again.

LOOK: Yup, Spirit Went There!

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.18.2012 | Miami

The always-wacky ad team at Spirit Airlines is capitalizing on Mitt Romney's now-famous debate turn of phrase. "Check out our binders full of..." ...

A Binder Full of Memes

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media
Alex Palombo

As long as there are people with Photoshop skills, social media know-how and a twisted sense of humor, there will be political memes. And thank God -- sometimes it takes a picture of school supplies full of women to make you think about the issues.