By now, you’ve been bombarded with memes of Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” debate comment. You may have even checked out this nifty game. But I woke up to an extra special treat this morning –and I have Amazon.com reviewers to thank for it.
If you search the behemoth of a website for an Avery Durable View Binder with 2 Inch EZ-Turn Ring, you can revel in hundreds of hilariously snarky reviews.
One commenter wrote:
"As a woman, I'm not adept at making decisions that concern me...I'd much rather rely on this top of the line, 1980s style, Avery Durable binder. It's the choice America can trust. My education, my ideas, my opinions, my choices, please PLEASE keep them safely stored away here and far away from the men that might fear them (I mean, want to use them to hire me somedaynever)."
"Maybe it's just my women," another added (with a heavy dose of sarcasm, of course),"but they don't seem to want to fit into the space I've designated for them in this binder. They keep sticking out over the edges, even getting away in some cases. I thought using clear, glass-ceiling page protectors would help, but it doesn't seem to slow them down anymore. I'm going to have to resort to more severe three-hole punching, to keep my women in line. And maybe switch to the Trap Her, Keep Her."
This flood of laugh-out-loud comments follows a very viral effort by commenters to expose the sexism of Bic’s Cristal “For Her” pens. With that, it’s now safe to say that Amazon reviewers are some of my favorite people ever.
Image courtesy of bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com.
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