Mitt Romney’s comment that he had “binders full of women” as governor of Massachusetts set the Interwebs on fire during Tuesday night’s second presidential debate.
The GOP challenger made the remark in response to a question about women’s equality in the workplace, describing the hiring process for his cabinet as governor.
“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,” Romney replied.
#BindersFullofWomen shot to the top of Twitter trends within minutes, and Tumblr put out multiple memes of actual binders full of images of women and reaction to the comment by women attending the debate at Hofstra University in New York.
“I prefer Trapper Keepers full of women, but that’s just me,” Doree Shafrir tweeted.
Comedian Patton Oswalt called Binders Full Of Women his “favorite Motley Crue album.”
What the twitterverse was saying about the ‘binders full of women’ comment
Binders full of women cost 77 cents, while binders full of men cost $1.
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) October 17, 2012
Binders full of women? Really, Mitt? Women aren’t just resumes. They’re people, like your corporations. #debate2012
— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 17, 2012
No man should ever use the phrase #bindersfullofwomen unless they’re searching for a mail order bride.
— Arune Singh (@arune) October 17, 2012
Why is the Republican male answer to pay equality questions always, “Look at all these women who work for me!” #bindersfullofwomen
— Liz Brown (@lizclarkebrown) October 17, 2012