The $10 Woman


The U.S. Treasury announced a woman will be featured on a new $10 bill, which got Cristen and Caroline wondering about women on currency around the world. And more importantly, does a woman's face on money really uplift gender equality?

Episode Sources:

"Woman's Portrait Will Appear on the $10 Bill" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/us/portrait-of-a-woman-to-share-space-on-the-dollar-10-bill-with-hamiltons.html?_r=0

"What Happened When the U.S. Decided to Put a Woman on Currency in 1978" http://time.com/3925559/susan-b-anthony-women-currency/

"A Woman on U.S. Bill? Martha Washington Did It" http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/18/martha-washington-united-states-dollar-bills-silver-dollar/28933355/

"These 10 Countries Already Have Women on Their Currency" http://time.com/money/3754777/countries-women-currency/

"Women on 20s" http://www.womenon20s.org/

"Inside the Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill" http://www.fastcompany.com/3043405/strong-female-lead/inside-the-campaign-get-a-woman-on-the-20-bill

"Room for Debate: Putting a Woman on the $20" http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/03/18/putting-a-woman-on-the-20-bill

"Saving Hamilton" http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/save-hamilton-the-backlash-to-a-historic-currency-announcement/396614/

"Symbols on American Money" https://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/teachers/publications/symbols-on-american-money/

"Why We Should Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks off the $20 Bill" http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2015/04/keep_harriet_tubman_and_rosa_parks_off_the_20_bill.html

"Austengate" http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/roiphe/2013/08/the_anger_over_jane_austen_on_a_10_pound_note_proves_people_can_rage_over.html

Academic Insights:

"Money as Mass Communication: U.S. Paper Currency and the Iconography of Nationalism." Josh Lauer. The Communication Review. Vol. 11, Iss. 2. May 24, 2008. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10714420802068359

"The Meaning of Money." Michael Horsham. Eye. Winter 1991. http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/the-meaning-of-money