Obama vs. Romney on women’s issues last night

There’s sure to be endless post-debate analysis today, but there’s no question that on women’s issues–which finally got some attention!–Obama was the clear winner. (I mean, obvs.) If you missed it, here’s basically how it went down:

Romney: “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.” FACTCHECK.

Obama: The Lilly Ledbetter Act.


Obama: Health care reform.


Obama: Planned Parenthood.


Obama: Birth control coverage.


Obama: “I’ve got two daughters, and I want to make sure that they have the same opportunities that anybody’s sons have. That’s part of what I’m fighting for as president of the United States.”

Binders via the incredibly quick tumblr Binders Full of Women

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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