Liberals are crying over a group of Wall Street employees that came to visit the new “Fearless Girl” statue near this Bull in New York City. The group posed for pictures with the statue, making jokes, and pretending to “hump” the statue, raising a liberal outcry.
Alexis Kaloyanides was a spectator that took the photo and video and posted it to Facebook, starting a social media onslaught of insults towards the group of guys.
“He pretended to have sex with the image of a little girl. Douchebags like this are why we need feminism,” Kaloyanides wrote on Facebook. He added, there “were about 15-20 people gathered, discussing the sculpture, the situation at large, etc.”
The Daily Mail has more:
This guy and a few of his friends showed up, acting lewd and entitled. We all shouted at him to get lost, check his privilege, etc.’
She said the men were gone within 30 seconds.
The statue of the defiant little girl was placed in front of the bull to challenge the ‘traditionally male environment’ of the industry.
It was placed by $2.5 trillion asset manager State Street Global as part of a campaign the company is launching to increase gender diversity in Wall Street’s ‘traditionally male environment’.
A spokesperson from State Street Global did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The bronzed girl was installed with her hands on her hips and head held high as she faced off against the hulking statue of the bull.
The Fearless Girl is a symbol of the firm’s hope for women to become recognized leaders in the field, symbolic of International Women’s Day, where women were encouraged to be bold, walk out of work and not spend money last Wednesday.
Organizers of January’s Women’s March called for women to take the day off and encouraged them not to spend money in a show of force.
Just like A Day Without Immigrants, A Day Without a Woman was an effort for women to show their economic strength and impact on American society.
It was the first national action by organizers since the nationwide marches held the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration that drew millions of women into the streets in protest against misogyny, inequality and oppression.
State Street Global’s deputy global chief investment officer, Lori Heinel, said her company wants businesses to start hiring more women, she told Business Insider.
Heinel said: ‘One of the most iconic images on Wall Street is the charging bull. So the idea of having a female sort of stand against the bull or stand up to the bull just struck us as a very clever but also creative and engaging way to make that statement.’
The statue’s artist Kristen Visbal said to the Wall Street Journal: ‘Wall Street is a traditionally male environment and it says, “Hey, we’re here.”‘
‘To me, it says a woman can be delicate and petite, but strong.’
Heinel added: ‘Even though it’s a little girl, her stance is one of determination, forwardness, and being willing to challenge and take on the status quo.’