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Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency
Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men. President Obama, speaking in Kansas City on Wednesday, noted that little bit of monetary reality, saying that last week “a young girl wrote to ask me why aren’t there any women on our currency, and then she gave me ... a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff, which I thought was a pretty good idea.” It is. Women currently are depicted on three coins still in circulation: Helen Keller on...

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