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Fearless Girl unfairly changes the meaning of CHarging Bull

By Emile Waterman


My Perspective is where the individual voices of our community members can be heard

While I completely support the Fearless Girl statue’s message that empowers women, it is warping the meaning of the Charging Bull statue. I think it’s unfair to the original artist. He created his bull to represent American resilience in the face of difficulty. In front of the girl the bull becomes an oppressive figure that represents masculine aggression and subjugation of women, particularly on Wall Street. I don’t disagree that we need to raise awareness and combat inequality and sexism in the workplace of many kinds, but this is not the way to go about it.

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    Charging Bull,Fearless Girl,feminism
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