Sunday, June 21, 2015

Oprah to feature on redesigned $10 bill?

By +Tina Cruris

The Treasury Department have announced that a newly redesigned $10 bill will be launched in 2020 and for the first time in history a US banknote will feature the image of a woman. The question on everybody's lips is "Which Woman?"

The Oprah $10 bill
The Oprah $10 bill
The brief for selecting a US currency candidate is that the person must deeply represent American democracy and culture. And she has to be dead. The Treasury is accepting suggestions from the general public via social media and so far there have been many great suggestions.

Many people are suggesting great women from literature and politics as well as other icons from America's history. Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Jeannette Rankin, Shirley Chisolm, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alice Paul, Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Maya Angelou and even Betsy Ross are all nominated on the Treasury website, but one name is conspicuously absent.

We believe that the woman who most embodies America today is Oprah Winfrey. Sadly Oprah is not dead so she won't even be considered, but we think that she should not be discounted. 2020 is still 5 years away and anything can happen. There is time for a rule change allowing living people to be immortalized on money. After all both the United Kingdom and Canada have a living woman on their money.

Britain has women on their money
Britain has a living woman on their money
It wouldn't hurt for the treasury to consider the opinion of major trend setters like Slap the Penguin and Fifth Harmony who both believe that Oprah's image should be emblazoned on our money, since she already owns so much of it anyway; with an estimated worth of nearly $3 billion. And unlike other billionaire bitches she didn't marry or inherit it, she earned every penny.

Which female do you think should be on our $10 bill? Should we have male and female currency? Would female currency be worth 22% less to reflect wage inequality? Share your thoughts and opinions below.

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