Tuesday, July 09, 2013

History of women and money

Not in circulation anymore?  Pity!

Historian Merna Forster notes that new Bank of England guvn'r Mark Carney may be obliged to preserve some (non-royal) women on British currency -- after having presided over their deletion from Canadian bills.
"I hope the Brits have better luck than Canadians in convincing Mark Carney to address concerns raised about the absence of women from that nation's bank notes," said author and historian Merna Forster, one of the Canadian activists.
"None of our bank notes celebrate specific women in Canadian history," she said from Victoria, B.C.
"As a Canadian who happens to be a woman, I would like bank notes that belong to me to include at least one image of an actual woman -- and preferably more."
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