New Zealand Mints Precious Hobbit Money

The entire population (hooray for gross generalizations!) of New Zealand is currently having nerd spasms over the the upcoming November 28 release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. Not only is there a movement afoot to rename the country's capital of Wellington "The Middle of Middle Earth" for a three-week bracket before… » 10/11/12 9:30am 10/11/12 9:30am

Bank of Canada Re-Drafts Currency to Appease Bigots

The legal tender that Canada circulates in order to help its citizens believe that they exist in a social fabric where, rather than challenge each other to rock fights over limited resources, they can simply trade rectangles of paper amongst one another, recently underwent a redesign because people need a little… » 8/18/12 12:00pm 8/18/12 12:00pm

Wyoming Will Have the Last Laugh When Doomsday Comes and We're All…

With so many states rushing to pass terrifyingly backwards anti-woman legislation, it feels a little bit like the apocalypse is right around the corner. Oh, and then there's the whole Mayan calendar mess too. So perhaps it's not the worst idea to begin preparations for a worldwide meltdown. Luckily for residents of… » 2/27/12 10:20am 2/27/12 10:20am

All About The Benjamins

We've posted about the fact that women are rarely shown on coins or paper currency » 10/20/08 11:20am 10/20/08 11:20am, and the U.S. is no exception. Now, Turkey has chosen a writer as the to adorn the country's bank notes (left). The of India asks, is a female on currency a manifestation of a country's outlook on women? "In India, there is not a…

A Woman's Worth

Over on AdRants, there's a short item about a Swedish firm called Miljopartiet de grona. The company ran a print ad to make a point about how women make less money in the workforce; the campaign shows currency featuring men next to lower-value currency featuring women. The tagline: "Different gender, different worth."… » 7/25/08 4:00pm 7/25/08 4:00pm