Majorly debating the world today. I know that it can be a great place, but it seems that with each passing day, something crazy happens, someone gets offended, new rules are made to micro-govern down to the smallest thing.
Just this morning, I had an interesting conversation concerning the letter 9-year old Sophia wrote to President Obama, asking him why there were no women featured on US currency. My conversation partner pointed out that Susan B. Anthony is on the silver dollar and that Sacagawea is on the dollar coin and that currency should only feature US presidents.
I immediately asked, "But what about the Benjamin's?" since good 'ol Ben Franklin is on a $100 bill and wasn't a president, and my convo pal told me that that was acceptable, as Ben Franklin played an integral role in the history of our nation… and then said something about how girls should do more (cos you know… being vessels of life isn't enough already…) and that the campaign to replace a woman on the $20 is crazy ("Just because girls are getting offended that they aren't on money…" is where that branch of conversation led).
I do get what my pal was saying. I'm slightly fed up with all the things I have to do on a regular basis to keep up appearances and keep people from getting offended (like putting a sweater over the Jack D. shirt I have on in these photos, when I went in to teach dance classes), but I had to back Sophia here… because quite simply, chicks have been historically known to do some pretty awesome shiz. Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Eleanor Roosevelt, in my humble opinion, have every right to be featured on currency right along with their male counterparts.
… of course, I was then called a communist/fascist, but for real… recognizing women who did things that changed the course of history on currency seems perfectly logical to me.
What do you think? Should our currently evolve with the feminist-leaning times? Or should we stick with our old tried and true dolla dudes?
Earrings ℅ my daddy!