posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 03:28 PM
It seems that not all Mormons are supporting Romney, specifically women Mormons. And they aren't all that happy about Romney's "Binder"
One group was not surprised to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about "binders of women" at the presidential
debate this week - Mormon feminists.
The Mormons are a voting bloc that was supposed to be solid in Romney's favor, I am very surprised that there is a group of them opposing him. I am
not surprised that it is a group of women. Romney doesn't do very well with women voters.
Romney's phrase, delivered in the presidential debate on Tuesday and which quickly went viral on social media, underscored the tensions over the
role of women in the church.
when he then described setting up a flexible schedule for a senior aide so that she could go home and make dinner for her family, he was speaking in
the church's paternalistic language that casts women ultimately as mothers, she said.
"The emphasis on them (women) being seen as leaders or them being seen as breadwinners is still really missing from our rhetoric," Hickman said.
Romney's response put that "on full display," she added.
What I keep hearing from women is that it really wasn't the "Binder" comment as much as it was Romney saying he was flexible with schedules so
women could go home and cook dinner. I can see how women could take that as a slap in the face. He is saying, "sure, you can work for me, but make
sure you get home and cook your husband dinner".
Overall, there has been a gender gap during this election. With all the Rape comments, birth control comments (calling women who take birth control
sluts), and working women issues (equal pay, etc.), it really shouldn't be a surprise that the GOP has a gender gap.
But the GOP doesn't seem to get it, just recently Ryan was joking about the "war on women" at a private fundraiser.
Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that,” Ryan told the crowd of
I don't think mocking women's issues are going to help them out that much with the gender gap.