Women Chapter Desk:
The photo of a New York man in business suit trying to hump the Fearless Girl statue has gone viral; leaving the internet fuming.
Alexis Kaloyanides, a 34-year-old architectural designer from Queen captured the troubling scene and narrates over facebook status: “..douchebags like this are why we need feminism”
Almost as if out of central casting, some Wall Street finance broseph appeared and started humping the statue while his…
About the Fearless Girl:
The Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture of a defiant girl by Kristen Visbal, an American sculptor.
In 2017, State Street Global Advisors (in a campaign developed by McCann New York) installed the statue facing Charging Bull, another bronze, on the eve of International Women’s Day (March 8). Fearless Girl is meant to “send a message” about workplace gender diversity and encourage companies to recruit women to their boards. The sculpture’s installation is temporary; it is expected to stay in place at least several weeks. It was initially given a New York City Hall permit for one week, later extended to 30 days.
A petition on Change.org asking for the statue to be made permanent gathered 2,500 signatures in its first 48 hours.