It’s all in the news — the U.S. Treasure Department has announced that they will begin featuring a portrait of an influential woman on the $10 bill, instead of Alexander Hamilton, one of the nations Founding Fathers.
What are your thoughts on this?
Let me just say, I am all for recognizing the work and accomplishments of women in our nation. We have come a long, long way, and the prospect of having our nation’s first woman president is simply amazing. However, I think there are better ways to memorialize our accomplishments than to start changing our money.
Aside from the minimal changes, our currency has been the same for many many years. The same prominent presidential or political figures gracing our dollar bills for at least 100 years. When you get money, what is it that you pay attention to? The person who is in front of it, or how much the bill cost? I’ll speak for myself, I could care less who is on the bill, I care more about its denomination.
Although I appreciate the attempt, I strongly feel that adding a woman on the face of the $10 bill will devalue the reason behind it. Why? Because I’m going to continue spending and collecting money based on its value…not what it looks like or who’s on it.
I would much rather there be a national observance, or some type of national day on which we literally take the time to honor women who fought vigorously for women’s rights, etc. Do something that we would really pay attention to.
Those are just my thoughts, what are yours? Share in the comments below!
Until Next Time,