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April 21, 2017

The Real Story Behind The Fearless Girl Statue That Had Leftwing Empowerment Boners Shooting Hot, Sticky Justice Juice All Over The Internet [Warden]

Do you remember this stupid statue? The little girl being all brave and defiant and whatnot? Boy, did the left get themselves all hot and bothered over this statue.


Frumpy, white, upper middle class, suburban mommies in particular found themselves feeling she-powered by this bold, new, herstorical icon of American civil rights.

Because, you know--oppression and stuff. Like how 57% of college graduates are female, same as in Iraq and other awful places.

Arturo Di Modica, the artist who created the charging bull that the girl is staring down, further raised the ire of the gurl power advocates on the left for objecting to others piggybacking on his own artistic work and changing the intended meaning of it to serve their own agenda.

"Your male fragility is showing!" one woman jeered on Twitter. "Are you afraid of a little girl?" spat another.

Yesterday, di Modica pointed out a very inconvenient fact. The defiant girl statue is nothing but a cynical piece of corporate advertising for a gimmicky "Gender Diversity" index fund.

"Fearless Girl" was in fact commissioned as a publicity stunt tied to International Women's Day by State Street Global Advisors, a Boston-based investment company which manages some $2.5 trillion in assets. The firm says the girl is intended to promote its campaign urging "greater gender diversity on corporate boards."

Photographer, Greg Fallis, points out that even without this obnoxious corporate tie-in, the piece fails in its goal of promoting female empowerment because it relies on Di Modica's charging bull to give it context and meaning.

Fearless Girl derives its power almost entirely from Di Modica's statue. The sculptor, Kristen Visbal, sort of acknowledges this. She's said this about her statue:

"She's not angry at the bull -- shes confident, she knows what she's capable of, and she's wanting the bull to take note."

It's all about the bull. If it were placed anywhere else, Fearless Girl would still be a very fine statue-- but without facing Charging Bull the Fearless Girl has nothing to be fearless to. Or about. Whatever. Fearless Girl, without Di Modica's bull, without the context provided by the bull, becomes Really Confident Girl.

The charging bull, it should be noted, was a piece of guerilla artwork created by Arturo Di Modica after the 1987 stock market crash. Di Modica, a Sicilian immigrant, created the statue at his own expense and plopped it down in front of the New York Stock Exchange without permission. The bull, he said, represented "the strength and power of the American people."

The stiffs who ran the exchange hated the statue and had it removed. A major outcry from the people of New York City caused them to relent. The now-beloved sculpture has been a fixture of the NYSE ever since.

So basically, a bunch of soulless corporate hacks hijacked a patriotic piece of artwork created by a proud naturalized immigrant and affirmed by a popular uprising and changed it into yet another tiresome display of snotty SJW self rightousness to the cheers of a bunch of people who have never experienced an ounce of oppression in their soft, easy, and meaningless lives.

If these people are so strong, brave and all around kick-ass, then why do they always have to tear down what other people have built? Why can't they shine on their own instead of snuffing out everyone else's candles?

Because they suck. Because they're wretched. Because they're liars, hypocrites and selfish, shitty-assed people.

Some people had the idea that Di Modica should turn the bull so that its backside faces the girl. I think he should just take his bull somewhere else and leave the girl facing nothing. That or build a larger, taller boy right in front of her as a giant fuck you to all involved.

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