If you watched the debate last night, you probably remember hearing about Mitt Romney‘s experience with gender pay inequality. For Romney, who has been consistently down in the polls when it comes to female voters, it was his chance to show 50.8 percent of the country that he cared. The businessman and former governor of Massachusetts said he “learned a great deal” about gender pay inequality while building his cabinet, and his response to the question happened to go viral. And I’ve been laughing my ass off all morning.
For those of you who missed the debate, here are Romney’s remarks about gender pay inequality:
And I—and I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobs are—are all men.’ They said: ‘Well, these are the people that have the qualifications.’ And I said: ‘Well, gosh, can’t we—can’t we find some—some women that are also qualified?’ And—and so we—we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. 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.
Binders of women. Binders of women.
There is already a Tumblr, Facebook page and Twitter dedicated to binders full of women. It’s definitely enough to keep me chortling all day.
God bless the Internet. Be sure and check out the gallery for some of my favorites!
What do you think about Romney’s remark?