Romney has binders full of women (Mormon porn?)

I was probably half asleep when Mitt Romney made his already infamous and internet viral “binders full of women” (sounds like porn) comment at Tuesday night’s debate. Oh, I heard it and I wondered how that would play. Okay, he was just saying, as I recall, that he had a massive list of women to choose from for his cabinet when he was governor of Massachusetts, the list having been provided to him after he supposedly discovered that no women had been suggested before that time. And he appointed more than anyone else, he claimed. So there (but binders full of women? Sounds exciting! Who knew? Mormon porn). I also wondered about his assertion that women in the workplace (even high-level execs) need special consideration because they have to get home in time to deal with the kids and cook dinner (not his exact words I don’t think but very close).

There are women out there who love to hear men talk like that, but not as many as in the past. Women have moved into the workplace and become a permanent fixture. In fact, in many ways they seem to be pushing out men (or at least in some areas).

Now I personally preferred my mom’s time. The woman typically stayed home and took care of the house and served meals (I’m not all that sure my mom preferred that, but that is the way it was).

Even my late wife stayed home and did the same when our kids were small.

My own theory is that once it became the norm for women to work outside the house the whole structure of our economy and family life changed (for better or worse, you choose).

It became nearly impossible for people to continue the old model because now all housing costs and prices of everything you buy were predicated on the buying power of two-income families.

But I’m getting off track. That could be an essay in and of itself.

The fact is that Mr. Romney seems clueless in women’s issues (hey I am not a woman, I’m just saying).

Not all women think alike, I know. But I think Mr. Romney bases his views on the old model and his strict Mormon religion and its conservative views on women.

 

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One Response to Romney has binders full of women (Mormon porn?)

  1. Annie says:

    Spot on. And sadly for some, not very 2012.

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