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The second presidential debate: Mitt Romney boasts of his 'binders full of women'
The Republican delivers an awkward response to a question on gender equality in the workplace
 
Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" line was roasted on Twitter almost immediately after the words were uttered.
Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" line was roasted on Twitter almost immediately after the words were uttered.
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At the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, the two presidential candidates were asked how they would promote gender equality in the workplace. President Obama stressed the fact that he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act into law, which is intended to reduce discrimination against working women, while reminding the audience that he was raised by a single mother. Romney had a more awkward response, telling the town hall audience that his staff brought him "binders full of women" to consider for jobs in his cabinet as governor of Massachusetts. His remarks quickly flew around the internet, often drawing scorn. Here, some reactions from the Twitterverse:

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