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One for the Money and a No Show for Women

One for the money, two for the show….

One for the money, two for the show is a chant used when kids start a race.

It’s the title of a movie.

It’s the first line of lyrics in a rock and roll song.

In the United States, “One for the Money” is spot on as there are only dead American presidents on our currency.

Even SYRIA has a woman on its currency.

All we got is Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea on coins that no one remembers. Alabama put Helen Keller on the back of a 2003 quarter. Martha Washington appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate in 1886, 1891 and 1896.

Some writer commented thus far no women in American history measured up to Alexander Hamilton or Benjamin Franklin. He advocates waiting until a woman is elected president, proves she is great and dies. Neither Hamilton nor Franklin served as president proving once again women are held to different standards than men. Did I mention the writer is a nut job?

This omission reinforces gender bias, adds additional height to the glass ceiling and speaks volumes about income inequity.

Women drive most of the daily purchase decisions. According to 2012 data, fifty-seven percent of us were in the workforce and yet, not one female face graces the bacon we bring home.

President Obama said he thought it was a good idea to put women on currency. I think he should make this happen post haste and who gives a damn if John Boehner gets all bent out of shape.

There has been discussion about putting a woman’s picture on the twenty-dollar bill. Considering how long we’ve had to wait to even have a discussion about women on currency I think they should grace both twenty and one-hundred dollar bills.

My nominees would be Sacagawea, Margaret Sanger, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt.

None of these candidates were elected to any public office, but they all proved they were great and that is more than we can say about some of our presidents, dead and living.