aNewDomain — There’s no word yet on whether the women’s $10 bill will be worth $7.80 in man bucks.
That’s worth thinking about, now that the U.S. Treasury has decided to put a woman’s face on the $10 bill.
“It might not be the $20 bill, make no mistake: This is a historic announcement,” Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), one of the 20% of U.S. senators who are women, said.
About 50.8 percent of the U.S. population is female.
Shaheen is the one who introduced legislation proposing that a woman be added to the $20 bill. Considering that she’s a chick and all, getting a lady on the $10 is a relatively significant achievement. But a man, US Treasury Secretary Jacob “Jack” Lew, will be deciding what woman gets the honor.
So will the $10 woman be Susan B. Anthony, the suffragette? Civil rights icon Rosa Parks? Harriet Tubman? We’ll see.
The winner will be “a champion for our inclusive democracy,” said Lew’s department in a statement. She will share the bill with Alexander Hamilton.
For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.
Ed: A version of this story appeared this morning on aNewDomain’s SkewedNews.