If you want to look at why equality for women is and should be a campaign issue, just take a look at this picture.
Five analysts, 80 percent of them male, sitting around arguing with the one female analyst about equality and choice.
Earlier today on Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski called out Mitt Romney for his lie in which he claimed he pro-actively sought out female candidates during his term as governor of Massachusetts (the truth is that he didn't ask for "whole binders full of women;" rather, it was an independent group that presented qualified female candidates to both Romney and his opposition). Calling out the lie (and yes, she used the word "lie") is what journalists are "supposed to do," Brzezinski said.
Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin responded by condescendingly trying to mansplain to Mika that she doesn't know what women care about. Laura runs down their juvenile responseshere. In short, Brzezinski spent the entire segment trying to explain why workplace equality matters in this election while most (but not all) of the males at the table mansplained to her that she was wrong.
After seeing the reaction he provoked in Brzezinski, Scarborough responded with the type of condescending "but I really do value your work" talk that far too many women have had to endure:
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