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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

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    I don't have a pony in this race but I don't know of any woman more deserving than Rosa Parks.
    What Parks did is nothing to sneer at, but reading through Susan B. Anthony's bio I think she would be more qualified. Although known primarily for her leadership in Woman's Suffrage, she did an enormous amount of work in the Abolition Movement.

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

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    If no woman is more deserving than Rosa Park to be on our currency then clearly no woman deserves to be on our currency.
    What would a woman have to do to qualify?

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I don't have a pony in this race but I don't know of any woman more deserving than Rosa Parks.
    Drop the "woman" part and ask if there is any PERSON more deserving than Parks. Like say Rev.King...
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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Drop the "woman" part and ask if there is any PERSON more deserving than Parks. Like say Rev.King...
    Rev. King already has a day named after him but Rosa Parks would be the first Black and the first woman as well. She never held high office and lived a rather normal life, under segregation if that is normal, but she rose, or appropriately didn't rise, to the occasion. That took courage and it symbolized an entire peaceful movement.

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What Parks did is nothing to sneer at, but reading through Susan B. Anthony's bio I think she would be more qualified. Although known primarily for her leadership in Woman's Suffrage, she did an enormous amount of work in the Abolition Movement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_B._Anthony
    Susan B. Anthony, and you are right about her contributions, but has already been honored on the dollar.

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Susan B. Anthony, and you are right about her contributions, but has already been honored on the dollar.
    The silver dollar is a complete joke. Its ergonomics are completely incompatible with how Americans use currency.

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The silver dollar is a complete joke. Its ergonomics are completely incompatible with how Americans use currency.
    Yes, I agree that is of less significance but I still like Rosa.

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, I agree that is of less significance but I still like Rosa.
    Nothing wrong with the Parks-meister.

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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Rev. King already has a day named after him but Rosa Parks would be the first Black and the first woman as well. She never held high office and lived a rather normal life, under segregation if that is normal, but she rose, or appropriately didn't rise, to the occasion. That took courage and it symbolized an entire peaceful movement.
    I'm not syaing anything derogatory or dismissive about Parks whatsoever. What I am doing (and I think that the OP was doing as well) was challenging this as a basically sexist decision. If we want to put someone on a bill, then it should based entirely on thier merit and gender should have nothing to do with it. The simplest way of addressing this would be to list the top 100 most historically important people for this nation and work our way through the list - top to bottom. Parks would definitely make that list, but she would be in the upper middle of it, not at the top. Gender should have NO part in this decision, just historical importance.
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    Re: A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    I'm not syaing anything derogatory or dismissive about Parks whatsoever. What I am doing (and I think that the OP was doing as well) was challenging this as a basically sexist decision. If we want to put someone on a bill, then it should based entirely on thier merit and gender should have nothing to do with it. The simplest way of addressing this would be to list the top 100 most historically important people for this nation and work our way through the list - top to bottom. Parks would definitely make that list, but she would be in the upper middle of it, not at the top. Gender should have NO part in this decision, just historical importance.
    You are too nice.


    The fact of that matter is that a woman only "deserves" to be on a bill when compared to other women. When it comes to comparing them to men, no woman even comes CLOSE to deserving to be on currency. But that is just me having a high standard for America. People who want to put a woman on currency just to put a woman on currency do not feel as proud of this country as I do, clearly.
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