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”
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.