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.
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.
It was put there to promote State Street, one of the oldest and biggest financial institutions in the country.
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.
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.
I am tired of the selective outrage in diversity.
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