'Binders full of women' and Romney: the presidential debate(Read article summary)
Gov. Mitt Romney's reference his "binders full of women" in Tuesday's debate is ripe for parody, but the comment was more bothersome than amusing, Rogers writes.
Yes, the visual was ridiculous, and the comedians are going to have a field day with this (beyond the field days ordinary bloggers and tweeters have already had).Â But the whole exchange bugged me more than amused me.Â I was bothered by the suggestion that this is how women get hired to high positions: employers have it pointed out to them (even via talking to themselves) that the first-round â€śqualifiedâ€ť applicants are all men. So they are told to go look for more womenâ€“to collect the resumes in â€śbindersâ€ťâ€“because they donâ€™t alreadyÂ knowÂ these women to be qualified the first time around; they only think those women â€ścouldÂ be qualifiedâ€ť in their lookingagain.Â And they have to become â€śanxiousâ€ť enough to hire so many more people such that the women can finally rise over the bar.Â Well, yukk to all that.Â I donâ€™t find it so funny, and I hope I am never hired by someone who found me only in a â€śbinder.â€ť
Still, I look forward to the SNL version.