One of the reasons I ❤ NYC

[economist.com]

Installed to celebrate International Women’s Day, the four-foot statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” was scheduled to be removed this weekend. But sculptor Kristen Visbal created both a symbol of the necessity of female leadership and a sensation. Crowds are flocking to pose with the statue; a petition calling for its permanent installation has attracted over 30,000 signatures. The mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio has said that in “standing up to fear, standing up to power”, the statue “spoke to the moment”. This week he announced that “Fearless Girl” will stay until March 2018. Boston-based investment firm State Street Global Advisors commissioned the statue.

The New York Times Published on Mar 8, 2017
Statue of Courageous Girl Faces Wall Street Bull | The New York Times
As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm on Tuesday put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattan’s bronze bull, fearlessly staring it down.

CNNMoney Published on Mar 8, 2017
State Street: Why we commissioned Wall St. ‘Fearless Girl’
CNNMoney’s Maggie Lake talks with State Street’s Lori Heinel about the importance of diversity on corporate boards and in leadership positions. “What more iconic symbol than to put a young girl as a symbol of women” facing off against The Bull.

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From Twitter feed:

Fox News Published on Apr 14, 2017
‘Charging Bull’ vs ‘Fearless Girl’: Sculptor wants her gone
Sculptor of the New York City’s iconic ‘Charging Bull’ statue is demanding the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue be removed, claiming she is violating his legal rights

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CBS New York Published on Apr 12, 2017
Artistic Showdown Over ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue
CBS2’s Jessica Moore reports.

Associated Press Published on Mar 27, 2017
‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Stays Through Feb. 2018
New York City has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” will remain in place through February 2018. (March 27)
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.

Storyful News Published on Mar 8, 2017
Ad Agency Puts ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Opposite Wall Street’s Charging Bull
Courtesy: State Street Global Advisors/McCann

Dagbladet Published on Mar 7, 2017
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

This post is offered in the public interest.

[storyful.com]

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5 responses to “One of the reasons I ❤ NYC

  1. Ray McKendry

    Wouldn’t any woman who is as good a candidate for any given job get said job and earn the same money and benefits? If not please give examples why not?

    • Elizabeth

      Ho Ho Ho. Where have you been Ray.
      That’s not how the corporate world goes round.
      Or indeed the board appointments and wage rounds @ NZ.
      Google the examples why not, with gay abandon:
      Hunt with the rabbits – any woman’s organisation or male-dominated profession will do.
      Jesus weeps.

      Street plaque for Fearless Girl, NYC [cbsnews.com]

      • Ray McKendry

        Well do the women who get passed by for exactly the same job in NZ definitely not get it because they are a woman? And does this happen 50% 20% or say 90% of the applications?

        • Elizabeth

          Huh?

          Ray, trying to defend the indefensible to me is a waste of time. I’m saying here is a story and some powerful art. And look at the reaction at NYC and globally. And you want to cite percentages without bothering to research the position of women wrt the boards of the corporate world ? Or sample some of the news items and links at tweets provided as a quiet way in….
          As much as I like the amazing Charging Bull formally and as a carrier of messages, I dislike bull. The bronze sculpture was a piece of guerilla art originally.

          Sculptor Auturo Di Modica with Charging Bull [agreatbigcity.com]

  2. Pb

    All agendas aside, my money is on the bull.

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