Sorry Women, It’s Time for Binders Full of Jobs – Yahoo! Small Business Advisor
Remember way back in 2012 when we had good old candidate Mitt Romney and his binders full of women to kick around?
… Romney offered up those “binders full of women” like a batting-practice fastball to a home run-starved big leaguer in need of a game-winning dinger. He made the gaffe during the second presidential debate, and by the following morning he had created a cottage industry of satire on the InterWeb.
Romney’s comment went from debate misstep to a viral sensation in the land of Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and all things cyber-ly considered as the phrase rose to cult status.
… While there were binders they weren’t literally filled with women, what the Republican presidential hopeful so ungracefully referenced were the folders filled with the resumes of women that had been submitted to him as governor of Massachusetts when he sought out qualified female candidates for state cabinet posts.
The news media finally confessing that the gaffe was not a gaffe, it took 6 months, but better late than never…