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The ”Binders full of women’ meme and coverage (Links to updated coverage)

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Oct 20 media round-up ‘Romney’s ‘Binders’ Comment Threatens Pitch to Women’ or ‘Women See Romney ‘Binder’ Remarks as Sideshow to Economy’? (PSA Women & Politics)

Oct 19 media round-up Women, debates, and Mitt Romney, beyond the binders, Women’s Pay Was Most Tivo’d Moment (PSA Women & Politics)

Oct 18 media round-upsBinder-Gate! Did Romney Lose His Gains with Women? Romney ad courts female vote, Presidential Candidates Woo Women, Obama and Romney (heart) women (PSA Women & Politics)

Watch: Binders full of women’s issue coverage (Fox, ABC, Current, msnbc,, PBS) (PSA Women & Politics)

Oct 17 Watch: “Binders Full of Women”: Romney on Pay Equity for Women, ‘Walmart Moms’ Say Obama Won Second Debate, But Not by Much (PSA Women & Politics)

Twitter:  #BindersOfWomen  #bindersfullofwomen @romneysbinder #binders romneysbinder

Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full of Women” Goes Viral Fast: See the Best of the Memes E! Online The Republican presidential candidate set the Internet ablaze with his reference to “binders full of women,” made while talking about his concern for the initial lack of female job applicants for his staff back when he was governor of Massachusetts …

‘Binders full of women’: What’s the social media buzz about? Christian Science Monitor BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN: Yes, it now has its own Twitter account, (at) Romneys_Binder, with more than 12,000 followers before the debate ended. On Facebook, it has nearly 20 different Facebook pages, including one with nearly 136,000 likes.

News roundup: ‘Binders full of women’ remark haunts Romney Salt Lake Tribune (blog) More debate coverage: When Romney tried to make the point that he had filled several top spots as Massachusetts governor with women, he uttered a line that lit up social media and Democrats, “I brought us whole binders full of – of women.” [ABCNews]

A Binder Full Of Women And Why They Need Health Reform Forbes The point was on the question of equal pay for men and women. Governor Romney stated all the applicants to his cabinet in Massachusetts were men. He went through “binders full of women” and at the end of the day, had more women in senior leadership …

Binders Full of Women Aren’t Enough To Solve Pay Inequality Slate Magazine (blog) After two debates with almost no mention of women—even the abortion question in the vice presidential debate framed the issue as one of men’s personal beliefs instead of women’s rights—we finally got a solid question about equal pay from an audience …

“Binders Full of Women”: Romney on Pay Equity for Women – Town Hall Debate … New York Times Mitt Romney described how he brought women into his administration as governor of Massachusetts in answering a question about pay equity for women.

Opening Act: Binders Full of Women Slate Magazine (blog) What actually happened was that in 2002 — prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a Republican or Democratic administration — a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in …

Binders full of women? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) Thank you Mitt for that revealing’ “binders full of women” phrase. It was also a comedian’s dream.

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Binders Full of Women: A Meme That Means Something The Atlantic Romney’s turn of phrase wasn’t just a Tumblr waiting to be born, it was an insight into his views on the importance of promoting women.

Mitt Romney ‘Binders Full Of Women’ Business Insider While relating a story about how he hired women for his cabinet, Mitt Romney said he “went to a number of women’s groups… and they brought

‘Binders full of women’ goes viral The Hill’s Healthwatch Mitt Romney became responsible for a new meme Tuesday night when he said he received binders full of women candidates qualified for

‘Binders Full of Women’ Won the Debate – Politics The Atlantic Wire If everyone remembers the last debate for Romney’s leveraging Big Bird to make a point about budget cuts, they’ll remember this one for

The Daily Beast ‏@thedailybeast Mitt Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women’ comment sets the internet ablaze  #bindersfullofwomen

“Binders full of women”: The “Big Bird” of the second presidential debate CBS News Those watching the presidential debates Tuesday night may have gotten their water cooler moment, thanks to Mitt Romney’s unfortunate choice of words. Many are saying that the former Massachusetts governor had another “Big Bird” moment, when he said …

Paul Ryan, Joe Biden Disagree Over Romney’s ‘Binders Full Of Women’ Debate … Huffington Post Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) disagreed over Mitt Romney’s remark in the presidential debate Tuesday that he asked women’s groups to bring him “binders full of women” to fill cabinet positions as …

Binders Full of Women Create Cabinets Full of Women Slate Magazine (blog) Amanda, I, too, was amazed to watch the phrase “binders full of women” leave Mitt Romney’s mouth at last night’s debate and evolve into full-fledged internet meme in a matter of minutes. And I was disappointed to see an important conversation about …

Song A Day’s ‘Binders Full Of Women’ Mitt Romney Edition (VIDEO) Huffington Post (satire) Jonathan Mann has been writing a song and making a video every day for the past 1385 days as part of his Song A Day project, and the October 16 edition was (of course) about Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment during the presidential debate.

‘Binders full of women’ The Maddow Blog By Steve Benen Objective observers can agree that President Obama’s debate performance two weeks ago fell far short, but the setback featured one saving grace: there was no moment. Obama was off his game, but there wasn’t a major, high-profile…

Arianna Huffington ‏@ariannahuff To all the ladies out there: “Binders Full of Women,” the remix:


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