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'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Stare Down Wall Street Bull Until 2018

'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Stare Down Wall Street Bull Until 2018

The "Fearless Girl" statue will continue to stare down the "Wall Street Bull" for at least a year.

The bronze sculpture depicts a young woman standing fearlessly with her hands on her hips, staring down an iconic 7,000 pound bull sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange.

The bronze Fearless Girl statue was placed on 8 March to draw attention to gender inequality and the pay gap in the corporate world.

When the statue became an internet and social-media sensation after it was installed in Bowling Green Park at the beginning of Women's History Month, advocates and fans started a petition to push for it to remain permanently.

The decision to keep the statue comes after more than 50 New York politicians signed a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dated March 15 to make the installation permanent.

"She'll be asserting herself and affirming her strength even after her temporary permit expires", de Blasio's office tweeted. The statue had originally been granted a permit until April 2.

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"Fearless Girl has shed a light on the issue of the need for gender diversity more than anything before her has", she said. The plaque below the sculpture reads: "Know the power of women in leadership". "I've been profoundly struck by what this statue means in particular to women, and to girls in this city, and this whole country".

The Fearless Girl statue stands in the snow March 14, 2017 in NY.

The presence of the new statue threatens the creator of the bull in the same way that the very presence of women on Wall Street and in executive positions threatens the status quo of male-dominated leadership across America. Kristen Visbal told The Associated Press on Sunday, speaking from her home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

The girl's sculptor says she has no hard feelings toward the bovine.

State Street Global Advisors said that the statue is a symbol of female empowerment.

She was referring to a recent report showing that fewer than 20 percent of board seats of S&P 500 companies are occupied by women.


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