In case you haven't heard, there is currently a campaign underway to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. It's been noted that not one piece of paper currency in this country has a woman on it, and a $20 bill seems like a good place to start, considering it turns out Andrew Jackson wasn't such a nice guy. (Trail of tears and all…)
So this is your chance to vote for the woman you would like on the $20 bill. Initial voting has narrowed it down to Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and also, Wilma Mankiller.
While I think it would be completely awesome for a person named Wilma Mankiller to be on the $20 bill, I'm not sure if this is a great idea. I'm not sure if we know enough about this woman to know if she is worthy of this honor. We may put her on the $20 bill and then later something will come out about her life. Possibly something about killing people. Possibly men.
My vote would be for Harriet Tubman, who risked her life repeatedly to help bring slaves to freedom. I mean, that's pretty awesome. Not that Roosevelt wasn't an important woman, but it sort of bugs me that we're going to put yet another privileged white person on money. Worse, a woman who we probably would never have heard of if not for her husband. I'm getting a little tired of women who only become president because her husband was president.
As for Rosa Parks, if we're putting people on money for refusing to get up out of their seat because they're "too tired", I think we could definitely consider either my daughters for the honor. (I'm kidding, obviously.)
Anyway, everyone should vote. Even though this will definitely never happen.