“Men who don’t like women taking up space are exactly why we need the Fearless Girl”, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Wednesday (12 April) in response to the allegation that the beloved statue violates copyright and should be removed.
‘Fearless Girl’ appeared opposite the iconic ‘Charging Bull’ statue in NYC’s Financial District this year to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8. It was installed by financial firm State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and advertising firm McCann New York to raise awareness of the underrepresentation of women in Wall Street boardrooms. Originally intended for temporary display, the bronze statue has been allowed to stay until March 2018 by Mayor de Blasio after New Yorkers adopted her into their hearts. Continue reading