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Should the “Fearless Girl” statue be removed?

The 'Fearless Girl' statue must go

It empowers women & must stay

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Staring defiantly at Arturo Di Modica’s “Charging Bull” on Wall Street, “Fearless Girl” has warped the bull statue into a symbol of male aggression and should be removed, writes Slate’s Christina Cauterucci. She lays out that Di Modica’s statue was meant to represent American resilience in the face of the market crash of ’87. However, now it's meaning has been changed. Without the bull statue, “Fearless Girl” is just a girl, though with it, she becomes a feminist symbol, asserts Cauterucci. She makes the point that “Charging Bull’s” meaning is being altered into representing male aggression, damaging Di Modica’s reputation.

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The “Fearless Girl” statue embodies the strength of women in the antagonistic environment of the finance world and needs to stay, argues Erin Duffy of Fortune. She highlights the hostility that women face on Wall Street, being constantly demeaned and actively discouraged to even pursue a career in finance. “Fearless Girl” is an empowering beacon that can inspire women to withstand this harsh world, argues Duffy, who expresses that she wishes that the statue had existed when she first started working in finance. The statue has further potential as an ally to Wall Street’s women and should stay, infers Duffy.

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