Mitt Romney views women as if they belong in a binder
During the second presidential debate, one of the members of the group of undecided voters that were picked to ask questions in the “town hall” format of the debate asked President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney what the candidates’ positions on equal pay for equal work were. President Obama took the opportunity to highlight the fact that he signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Romney, on the other hand, dodged the question completely, refusing to take a stand on whether or not he supports equal pay for equal work, and made a bizarre gaffe referring to “binders full of women”:
Mitt Romney exposed his own view of women in a nationally-televised presidential debate. He views women as if they belong in a binder!
Mitt Romney has yet to take a position on whether or not he supports legally requiring women to be paid the same as men, which is an important political issue.
Mitt Romney supports repealing the health care bill that President Obama signed into law, which, when this provision of the law goes into effect in 2014, will legally prohibit health insurance companies from discriminating against women. In other words, Mitt Romney supports allowing health insurance companies to discriminate against women.
Mitt Romney supports eliminating federal funding to Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides not only contraception to women, but also life-saving mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, and other women’s health care procedures.
Mitt Romney, regardless of what he says on the campaign trail, opposes a woman’s right to choose whether or not she wants to have an abortion.
I oppose gender discrimination, support women’s health care, and support women’s reproductive rights, and I am proud to support a presidential candidate who views women as strong, independent people who can make their own decisions about what they want to do with their lives and their livelihood, and that candidate is President Barack Obama! Mitt Romney, on the other hand, views women as if they belong in a binder, and that’s downright cruel!