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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  1. Posted October 17, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Are you guys aware that there are Mitt Romney ads all over your site? I’ve seen 3 so far and haven’t even scrolled down to the second article on the front page. Yikes!

    • Posted October 17, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      Hi thecommonwoman could you please send a screenshot of all of the ads you’re seeing? Lori@Feministing.com. Thank you.

  2. Posted October 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Romeny ads? Really!? There is one right under all the tumblr and twitter pics! Come on, ladies, you do not need that kind of hypocrisy on this great site. Please dump the Romney camp as advertisers.


  3. Posted October 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    “One good way to destroy an enemy is to turn him into a joke.” I read this quote in a fantastic new book “Lincoln and Obama” by Gene Griessman. Griessman does a lot to compare the two Presidents, but where I see it most is the wit they both display when confronting their opponent. Obama has clearly provided a plethora of zingers aimed at the GOP candidate, and I think it is highly effective. Lincoln did the same thing with Stephen Douglas over 150 years ago. I find it interesting the depth and level of wry humor displayed by the president. However, as a grad student in public health, Romney’s future plans for womens health may be a joke, but its a bad one.

    I strongly encourage people to check out Lincoln and Obama. It is a quick read and highly relevant to our current political situation.

  4. Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Continuing with this great humor theme on Romney and women’s issues….http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/snow-white-doesnt-live-here-anymore/201210/women-binders-and-romney-womens-humor-unbound. Great and hilarious article!!

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