Ladies, this is HUGE. For decades and decades, we’ve had to use commerce that featured old, crusty men who may have done a lot for our country, but were total assholes. As of today, the US Treasury is replacing slave-owner Andrew Jackson with slave-freeing Harriet Tubman. Suck on that, Stonewall.
The designs of the first woman featured on money will be out in time for the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Better late than never, I guess. Apparently, there has been a movement for a bit to replace the Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bills, but people could not stand the thought of letting him go. So instead, we takin ova the $20 bill.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 20, 2016
To be honest, being on money was not at the top of the feminist agenda, but it’s pretty fucking cool. It’s not so much the novelty of being represented on money as much as it is the principle of being recognized as people who exist in the country. Women do great things too. We do selfless acts solely to better the lives of mankind. Like blow jobs. That shit is heroic.
There’s no say on whether the fact that a woman being featured will make the bill worth 79 percent less. As for the rest of the bills, we have a few suggestions..
[via New York Times]
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