Binders Full Of Women…
By- Sarah Betancourt
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Moderator Candy Crowley asked, “In what new ways to you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?”
Then, Mitt Romney into an anecdote about how, when he was governor of Massachusetts, he tried to get more women in his cabinet. “They brought us whole binders full of women,” Romney recalled.”
President Obama relied on his record. “The first bill I signed was something called the Lily Ledbetter bill. And it’s named after this amazing woman who had been doing the same job as a man for years, found out that she was getting paid less, and the Supreme Court said that she couldn’t bring suit because she should have found about it earlier, whereas she had no way of finding out about it. So we fixed that.”
Read the whole debate transcript here.