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The Italian artist wanted the bull to celebrate the “virility and courage” of the American people after the 1987 Wall Street crash.
Nearly three decades later, on March 7, New Yorkers woke to find that the iconic “Charging Bull” of lower Manhattan has company: A defiant young girl, feet planted firm with arms akimbo.
Will city authorities rally on her behalf as they did three decades ago for the bull she’s now staring down?
But the story of how it got there epitomizes a problem that has long held women back in the workplace.
More than one survey has shown that women won’t apply for jobs they’re not certain of being completely qualified for.
Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue has a fearless new opponent for International Women’s Day
The Wall Street bull has a powerful companion sculpture just in time for #InternationalWomensDay.
The Fearless Girl “is meant to symbolize the power of women in leadership,” but I think it symbolizes much more.
On Women’s Day eve, statue of girl stares down Wall Street bull https://t.co/XrOiMCHPAr #p2 #ctl pic.twitter.com/k4SPs8L1Uc — Zaibatsu News 📎 (@ZaibatsuNews) March 7, 2017Charging Bull has been, at least for me, a symbol of the kind of “boys club” environment that Wall Street embodies so proudly.
A permanent residency of The Fearless Girl would be a constant source of strength for these women, and for women and girls walking down the street.
https://t.co/0TU4SyxY6Q pic.twitter.com/bI5W5hpmay — Tim Nudd (@nudd) March 7, 2017The statue, placed on the eve of International Women’s Day, features a defiant young girl, standing stoic and unfazed in the wake of the angry bull.