Was this really necessary?

Have you seen the back of the new nickels lately?  I had never looked all that closely at them before, but recently decided to take a gander at one of them.  There is a buffalo (tatonka) on the back of it that is CLEARLY a MALE buffalo.  Go ahead.. find one and look at it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. 

Take your time… I’ll wait.

Now… Why did the (obviously, penis carrying) coin designer feel it was necessary to make the buffalo on the back of a nickel a GUY buffalo?  Are people from other countries going to see it and get the impression that the USA is a virile and fertile country? Was that what we were going for? Is the female buffalo less intimidating of a creature? And fine… if they wanted to include the horns on the back of the coin, did they really NEED to add the penis too?  If they had left that out would someone have complained?  “Uh, excuse me.  I’m looking at this horned-buffalo on the back of this here nickel and there’s no male accoutrement.  I want my money back!”  (Okay, I’m guessing the person wouldn’t say “accoutrement” – I just didn’t want to say the P word over and over again)

I’m not an uber-feminist or anything… but that’s just plain ridiculous. 

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About jensmack

Non-Profit HR Director, Scrapbooker, Reader, TV Lover, and Crafter. Also, Neurotic, Sarcastic, Anxiety-filled Mom of Three.
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7 Responses to Was this really necessary?

  1. islandjen says:

    dammit…i posted under the wrong entry…ok, look at alan thicke post, for my comment on this post…and dude..alan thicke…wtf?! love the botox joke!! heheh!

  2. Tawnya says:

    ok this is so funny. — very observant of you girlie 🙂 lol — nope, havent looked at one that closely but I will now 🙂

  3. Marti says:

    How in the world did you notice that?

  4. Marti says:

    Oh – and I stole your botox joke & used it on my blog today. 🙂

  5. I have noticed it too. See it is a man’s world and they are obsessed with one thing.

  6. Julie Martinez says:

    I love that you used the word “accroutrament” {even if I can’t spell it}

  7. chriselda says:

    i have an old em-effin’ nickel
    argh
    must go get new one from bank to see this schizz
    or schlong… whichever!

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