This afternoon, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee jumped aboard the binder bandwagon and tweeted that women don’t belong in binders, but rather, in the house. The tweet was accompanied by a link to this shudder-worthy photo of erstwhile House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
As expected, there was some liberal rejoicing:
@dccc Yes! The USA House !
— onahunttoday (@onahunttoday) October 17, 2012
@dccc A Woman's Place is in the House with FULL EQAULITY & Not in a Binder. Mitts Mormon indoctrination is showing…
— Daniel Victor (@DVCAZ) October 17, 2012
@dccc A WOMAN'S PLACE IS ANY WHERE SHE WANT TO BE,ESPECIALLY IN THE HOUSE OF CONGRESS,WE MUST REMOVE THE GOP DO NOTHINGS WHO ARE THERE NOW!
— Ruby Bozeman Davis (@PrayingGrand) October 17, 2012
But as it turned out, most of the DCCC’s followers were critical of the tweet’s wording. To them, it could easily be mistaken as chauvinistic, particularly since many readers may not have taken the time to click on the photo link:
@dccc "…of Representatives"!
— Karla Mitchell (@mitchell_karla) October 17, 2012
— Melon Tulle (@MelTulle) October 17, 2012
@dccc you know..that sounds kind of bad without the picture.. fyi…
— randy locklair (@runwayfour) October 17, 2012
— Austin J Webster (@AustinJWebster) October 17, 2012
@dccc I’m… not sure you guys thought this one through
— guppyur (@guppyur) October 17, 2012
@dccc A Womans Place is not in the House. The phrase is A Woman's Place is in the Home. However, this sounds chauvinistic as well.
— Pam Gorniak (@PamGorniak) October 17, 2012
@dccc @bretech2 Work on that slogan 'cause without the picture, it's almost sexist like women belong in a house, not working.
— Jeanne McGlory (@deNawlins) October 17, 2012
Better luck next time, DCCC. Meanwhile, perhaps you’d like to get another message out about your feminist hero Nancy: her female staffers are paid less than their male counterparts. Funny, that.