Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Binder of women is clear discrimination

It is no surprise that there are so few female executives at Bain Capital.  After all, they probably have difficulty running home and cooking dinner and vacuuming the house between meetings, even if Mitt, out of the goodness of his heart, gives them a hall pass to run home so they can do their "womanly duties".

We now know, due to Mitt's inadvertent confession of having "binders full of women", that he keeps separate and unequal lists of job applicants, selected by gender.  This, in itself would skate right on the edge of sexual discrimination.  But what pushes it over the line is that Mitt is clearly saying that he not only had people compile this for him, but that he used these lists to select candidates, instead of interviewing the most qualified people, regardless of gender, and hiring the most qualified people, even if those person's happened to lack a trouser snake.

Why aren't right-wingers screaming about Mitt practicing "reverse discrimination", not to mention "affirmative action"?  Right wingers, like our ever inarticulate former President FlubDub, have complained about how there shouldn't be "quotas" of different types of people that one is forced to hire.  Yet, it sounds like this is precisely the purpose that Romney had for his "binders full of women".   Naturally, there is no outrage from right-wingers, because he is a Republican.

One shudders to think of what hysterical wailing and gnashing of teeth would have instantly ensued in the right-wing media if Obama had admitted to something this stupid and ridiculous.

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