When I think about facts like only four women out of 112 have served on the Supreme Court, since it was founded in 1789, the march toward gender equality in America feels so daunting. Yeah, yeah, I know the arc of the moral universe is long and eventually bends towards justice. But can we get a little more bending around here?
That might just happen, if an organization called Women On 20s gets its way. Their mission is to put a woman's face on paper currency by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
An initial crop of 100 women were proposed and more than 256,000 followers of the campaign voted to narrow the nominees down to four: Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Native American chief Wilma Mankiller.
You can vote on who you think should replace Andrew Jackson. Or, if you feel like Missy Elliott should be in the mix, you can sign this petition. And while we're working on better female representation, let's make this Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ben & Jerry's flavor happen too, okay?
Check out the current finalists being unveiled through art: