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New York stock exchange has its first female leader in 226-year history (theguardian.com)
83 points by yusufaytas 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 23 comments

I never knew there's a sculpture of a fearless girl staring down the charging bull in front of the stock exchange building -- the media always just shows the bull.

It's new. I also believe the "staring down the bull" location is not a permanent location.

It was created to advertise an index fund.

The bull statue is not located in front of the NY Stock Exchange building; it's located at Bowling Green Park ~2 block away.

The sculptor of the bull statue is extremely opposed to the "staring down the bull" location; he believes it corrupts the meaning of his statue and exploits his work for profit. Which, IMO, is a fair position to take even if you are 100% in favor of gender parity.

BONUS fun fact: The charging bull statue was originally unsanctioned guerrilla art.

The whole set-up is such an interesting work of art.

If you asked a visitor who didn't know the background, "Which statue was installed by a corporation and which was guerilla art?", they would probably say the bull was corporate and the girl was unauthorized street art. And they would be 100% wrong.

Given the proliferation of CDO executive roles in contemporary corporate world, it's pretty obvious which one is corporate.

Some people have also been critical of having a young girl as opposed to an older woman...

Its relatively new. Put there by State street[1] to promote gender diversity.


> Its relatively new. Put there by State street[1] to promote gender diversity.

It was put there to promote State Street, one of the oldest and biggest financial institutions in the country.

I think it's more correct to say it was put there by State Street to promote State Street.

Specifically, it was commissioned and put there to advertise this index fund: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SHE/

Perhaps click the link I included? Of course it was not placed there to promote anything but their name.

>I never knew there's a sculpture of a fearless girl staring down the charging bull in front of the stock exchange building -- the media always just shows the bull.

You're joking, right? When that statue was put up, there was massive hype and media coverage that went on for days. And there was a controversy when the bull sculptor objected to the way that the girl statue was juxtaposed, and that got a lot of coverage. Including here on HN, IIRC.

"Sangster told the Guardian she too found it 'frustrating' that we’re still celebrating when women are named to top positions."

Then stop celebrating it. I swear the only reason journalism publications highlight this stuff is because they know it translates into clicks. This isn't the 20th century anymore. Women in executive roles aren't shocking.

Not to be a debbie downer but... just in time for floor traders to become completely irrelevant. But I guess it wouldn't be news worthy if are you counting the women running the trading bots because they have been around for a long time now.

As a point of comparison, the London Stock Exchange had its first female chief executive in 2001[1].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Furse

Am I the only one on earth who doesn't care if the head of the NYSE is a man or woman?


"Most" guys know perfect fine how to behave around women.

Cuuugi 3 months ago [flagged]

How come there's not enough women ditch diggers? or male nurses?

I am tired of the selective outrage in diversity.

Please, for the love of all that isn't dreadful and tedious, not this again.

> Eschew flamebait. Don't introduce flamewar topics unless you have something genuinely new to say. Avoid unrelated controversies and generic tangents.


While we are quoting guidelines, i would argue the whole story should be flagged.

>"Off-Topic: Most stories about politics, or crime, or sports, unless they're evidence of some interesting new phenomenon. Videos of pratfalls or disasters, or cute animal pictures. If they'd cover it on TV news, it's probably off-topic."

> Please don't complain that a submission is inappropriate. If a story is spam or off-topic, flag it.

http://www.nawic.org/nawic/About_NAWIC.asp - Core Purpose: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.

http://www.aamn.org/about-us/mission-vision - Mission: To shape the practice, education, research, and leadership for men in nursing and advance men’s health.

Do either of these organizations get featured in the Guardian?

The great thing is: no one has to care what you're tired of. Your hurt feelings aren't more important than the dismantling of systems of oppression.

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