Top 10 #BindersFullOfWomen Responses

While pundits argue about who won the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, Mitt Romney showed himself to be a master of creating an (albeit unintentionally) trending phrase. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women,” said the Republican presidential hopeful†in response to a question about gender inequality in the workforce.

Romney referred back to his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, saying that, when putting together his cabinet, “all the applicants seemed to be men.” He noted that he made a “concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet” — as a result of which, he and his staff were brought “whole binders full of women.”

As it turns out, Romney’s story is made up. It’s another one of his lies and it†has already become an Internet meme on Tumblr and Twitter. Here’s some of #BindersFullOfWomen responses.



















I think it goes without saying that Romney and his aides must be regretting his tall tale about “binders full of women.” They must be wondering, how in the h— are we going to (pun intended) clamp down on the furor the Republican candidate’s words have wrought?


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Sheri D.
Sheri D.4 years ago

Thanks for the article and the photos.

Michael M.
Michael T.4 years ago

JK B. Thanks, but I read about this young man Colin yesterday. I think means there is a new one. I haven't been able to find it on the net but I may be using the wrong key words.

JK Bogdanove
Judith Bogdanove4 years ago and this one: I don't vouch for their accuracy, as they are blogs, but they seem to be about this story.

Michael M.
Michael T.4 years ago

Where this time Lee?

Lee Witton
4 years ago

Another arrest today with the contractor crooks hired by Romney/GOP criminals.

Suzanne H.
Suzanne H.4 years ago

Yet another crooked way to win an election.

Lee Witton
4 years ago

Kenny - we are fighting for our rights now, and have been since Republican governors have seated in states that at least once upheld women's rights. It's pretty astounding that women have to continue revisiting the same issues that have been upheld as a legal precedent because these 'red' politicians believe it is their own right to surreptitiously undermine Constitutional Law. And don't think for one minute people, that what the right wing thugs are doing is not religious fundalmentalism, (which is treason) because it is. If we wish to protect our rights, we need to vote for Obama and replace as many Republican TBRs in this and the next several elections, as possible.

JK Bogdanove
Judith Bogdanove4 years ago

I have thought for a long time that young women particularly had no idea of the struggles and tragedies their foremothers went through before Roe v Wade, and that maybe the the young were complacent. Make no mistake - Women of All Voting Ages: It is the gender gap that will make the difference in this election. It is we who will ensure our rights, because if we don't vote, or for some spurious (there can be no other) reasons think that the economy matters more than our rights, we will go back to a very, very Dark Age. We, ourselves must decide if we will be autonomous or in a binder. Birth control and controlling our own fertility are the keys to women's independence and freedom. It is our right and our MANDATE. VOTE OBAMA for all women's issues, including the economy.

Noreen Niamath
Noreen Niamath4 years ago

That is exectly what he plans to do.....keep women in binders while he wears his blinders.

Kenny W.
Kenny Wes4 years ago

For Women thinking of voting for romney, after he appoints more conservatives to the supreme court, get ready to start fighting for your rights all over again. I don't understand why the election would be about the economy, 9 out of 10 people are employed. It should be about everything but.