Put Missy Elliot on the $20 Bill
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I recognize that I am asking all of you - all supporters of this movement - to join me in the unenviable position of arguing AGAINST Harriet Tubman. Let's focus LESS on that and more on these positives:
-Missy Elliot is the Emily Dickinson of hip-hop
-Wouldn't it be cool to have ONE relatively modern person on our money?
-Missy Elliot has a handful of number one albums of her own, and she produced 82% of the music that came out between 1998-2010. She has more money than everyone you know put together. The mixtape you are currently working on? She produced three tracks on your mixtape and you didn't even know it.
-While mainstream hip-hop objectifies women, and the majority of female hip-hop artists traffic in the same retro- feminist responses to such objectification, Missy Elliot somehow invents a new response. What is that response? I'm not sure. That's why it's so awesome. It's hard to describe. Whatever it is it involves: a.) being just better than everyone else b.) having bees crawl on your face and other shit c.) wearing big blow-up garbage bags and still d.) talking about your vagina and all of its human needs. It's so great.
-Hip-hop is enormously popular. 30% of America rejects it thoughtlessly. 60% of America accepts it thoughtlessly. If it's going to become pop, Obama, I think it's important to put someone who is doing it RIGHT on the face of our most important currency (1, 5 and 10 dollars are for marks and busters, 50's and up are for the 1 percenters...$20 bills are the salt of the earth.)
Finally...let's just do something different. Imagine a world where everyone - from your pastor to your nuclear scientist to your cousin who lives in the mountains and keeps bees - walks around with a picture (or pictures) of Missy Elliot in their pocket. Let's do it! Why not? My goal is 500,000 signatures. PLEASE HELP!
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