October 21, 2005, - 10:32 am
By Debbie Schlussel
We’ve profiled endless examples of absurd attempts (and, unfortunately, many successes) by the powers-that-be to feminize the men of America.
The latest–and most absurd–is an attempt to “soften” the features of a dead man on a coin. Yes, you’ve probably noticed the new nickel. The U.S. Mint has decided it needed to get away from harsh, “somber profiles” of our nation’s Presidents and show their “softer” sides. That’s why, for the first time, Thomas Jefferson is facing forward.
The new softer version of Jefferson was designed by Jamie Franki, an associate professor of art at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, chosen from 147 entries.
Feminizing Thomas Jefferson? We hate to ask what’s next.
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