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In Reply to: RE: There's an epic battle in NYC... posted by kootenay on April 12, 2017 at 10:50:47
I remember seeing a news story about the reason for the recent placement of the little girl statue, but I don't remember what it was. I think it was on CBS or Fox. (Sorry, I don't do Yahoo - I try to keep my computer as free of clutter as possible.)
Fearless girl statue rational by placing it in front of the bull...
The statue is a powerful symbol, but there is also substance behind it. Fearless Girl is part of State Street's campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. The firm followed up the installation with a letter to the thousands of companies that can comprise the Russell 3000 index on Tuesday asking them to take action to increase the diversity on their boards. There is room for improvement: State Street says that roughly a quarter of the 3,500 companies it sent letters to have no women on their boards.
To me, an art is an art people are going to interpret it to however they want to whatever they want it to be...
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
Thanks. Now that I'm thinkin' on this... Isn't the bull outside the Merrill Lynch headquarters?
The whole "bull/bear" thingy has been around in the finance world since the beginning of time. There's even a reversible "sock puppet" (I know someone who has one) which is a bull on one side and a bear on the other. "Bullish" represents a positive trend or outlook for the markets (aka a "bull market"), and "bearish" represents a negative trend or outlook (aka a "bear market").
I prefer my own animal analogy: The fox. It watches, it's cunning. It has a good sense of when to get in, and when to get out, whether the markets are generally bullish, or generally bearish.
I don't really care if a member of a Board is male, female, or uncertain. I just want them to make good decisions. But the whole idea of a company (a "Wall Street" company of all things!) to make a political statement with this statue is just plain stupid.
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