The Bull Had The Fearless Girl, The Fearless Girl Has The Pissing Pug

By now, I'm sure anyone reading this knows of "The Fearless Girl" statue that was put in front of the bull. Another artist made a little addition to it to show his thoughts. From The NY Post:

'It has nothing to do with feminism, and it is disrespect to the artist that made the bull,' [The Artist] said. 'That bull had integrity.'

The Upper West Side artist sniffed that he even made his dog particularly poorly just to stick it to 'Fearless Girl' even more.

'I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull'

I think that he has a point; the Fearless Girl is disrespectful to not only the bull, but more importantly to women that work their fucking asses off to make it to the street, to be represented by a little girl in pig tails. Also, I think either way, both the girl and pug need to stay, or both be removed. Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts.

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Comments (17)

May 31, 2017

I think NUDE DOGS are just the thing to DISRUPT the art INDUSTRY. So INNOVATIVE I could CRY!

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May 31, 2017

If the bull goes, fearless girl goes.

May 31, 2017

Strong statement on animal rights if you ask me

Jun 1, 2017

Honestly I thought the girl statue was ok if they left it temporarily but now it feels like they just want to spite and annoy people similar to the stance of the girl statue with the "what you gonna do/come at me bro!" attitude but mask it as feminism.

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Jun 1, 2017

I think I ultimately agree with the artist that fearless girl doesn't respect the original artwork.

I think having her charge alongside the bull or riding the bull would have been more appropriate. The idea that animal spirits and the free market can be contained runs counter to the original intent of the statue.

Separately, the idea that every board of 9-10 directors can probably have at least one women on it in an industry where 30-40% of senior employees or customers are women isn't the worst idea I've ever heard. Diversity is a good thing if it stays on a short, sober, and sane leash, and investors (many of whom are women) demanding that boards not be systematically biased against women at the 95% confidence level is a reasonable request. Especially when a diversity of approaches and ideas in the room can sometimes lead to better management.

The fact that SSGA had to turn this into a huge publicity stunt makes that argument a whole lot harder to make if you respect the original statue or don't want identity politics hijacking legitimate and fair points to be made about diversity. The bottom line is that the investors own the company and they have a right to vote their shares however they wish, including for more women in boardrooms. The 40-50% of market participants that have two X chromosomes aren't wrong for making sure that occasionally women are in the room to offer ideas if there are opportunities to put qualified women on the board. I just wish SSGA hadn't turned this into a political stunt and the media hadn't turned this into identity politics.

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Jun 1, 2017

SB+ Love the idea of her charging alongside the bull

Jun 1, 2017

Showa how stupid the standing girl artist is.

1) a bull would kill her

2) it's not a real bull. It represents market forces

3) women can't be half a board when they are less than a third of the industry

4) where is the advocacy group to get more men in nursing, teaching and ballet

If I had a dog I'd train it to piss on the statue for the lolz. Americans getting butt hurt about faux injustice is the biggest joke in the world. Slavery, genital mutilation, female baby abortion, war crimes, but snowflakes care about perfect, proportional representation. Yeah, the injustice.

Whenever someone opens their mouth about this shit it's best to about face and walk away. Ideas are like cancer and you don't want that colorectal shit infecting you.

Jun 1, 2017

I believe the criticism is of the 25% of the S&P 500 that has zero women on their boards. To be sure, if women own 30% of the company and make up 30% of the senior employees, and 30% of qualified people who want to serve on the board and are most qualified to do so (yes, this may be a point of contention, but the percentage certainly is not 0), they have a point if their representation on the board is significantly less than 30%. And if they don't own stock directly, they have a right to switch their investments to SSGA ETFs, which will vote against management that doesn't play ball on getting at least one woman on its board.

SSGA isn't pushing for 50%; just ~10% at the 25% of firms that have 0% (assuming a board size of 10).

Diversity is going to remain on a short leash with me-- I don't want to live in a world where every corporate board has to be at least 50% women (or at least 50% men), but female investors are well within their rights to exercise their proxies to ensure some representation, and there's evidence that suggests that diverse groups (assuming they can work together which is always a $64K question) make better decisions.

That said, the fearless girl publicity stunt was a dumb move on the company's part.

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Jun 4, 2017

I heard the original artist was upset at the fearless girl because he didn't like that it was representing just women. I think he was an Italian immigrant, and he said he wanted his statue to represent all of America, and the financial prosperity our entire country not based on race, gender, religion or anything like that.

I agree it is a publicity stunt and not a very good one at that!

EDIT: here ya go http://www.businessinsider.com/creator-of-wall-str... he appears to be mad at the pissing dog too

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Jun 4, 2017

None of the above. The people who put this in just coincidentally run a fund with the ticker "SHE".

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Jun 1, 2017

I should go to Party City and buy some plastic bugs.
"Raging bull. Has fearless girl. Has pissing dog. Has jumping fleas."

In all seriousness, we need a bear status down there.
Ever been to Frankfurt? Massive bear status in front of the DAX.

Jun 2, 2017

What if, just for a minute, we forget about the intended meaning of the girl (feminist or whatever) and the dog and we think of her as Lady Luck (Lady Fortune) and the irrationality intrinsic in life/every day. This is a challenge to any bull (market or whatever), a reminder that a "simple" element happening may derail the most powerful force/trend (e.g. think of a war, a natural catastrophe, desease etc.) or may even challenge the bull (again market or human entrepreneurship) to go full charge at it (e.g. new invention, discovery, resource etc.). While still trying to think a good "alternative analogy" for the dog, perhaps it is worth stepping out of conventions for just a minute... there can be more than just interpretation (to art, at least)... any other views or alternative interpretations?

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Jun 4, 2017

Yeah but Lady Luck is a sexy beast with huge-ass perky tits and a dress made of cloverleaves as she gets groped by leprechauns (and doesn't seem to mind it). Not what looks like the girl from Wendy's. I would defo bang Lady Luck.

Let's just put it in focus here that Bill DeBlasio is such a pussy who's trying to curry favor with SJWs and feminists. I mean, extending a marketing campaign for 11 months, sheeesh!!

The full story, for feminists over here: http://www.adweek.com/creativity/the-story-of-the-...
Update: http://nypost.com/2017/05/30/charging-bull-creator...

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Jun 4, 2017

The entire thing is a cynical PR stunt/scam. It has absolutely nothing to do with advocating for anything to do with equality, and everything to do with getting publicity for an investment fund with the ticker "SHE".

Jun 4, 2017

That pug looked like a PILE OF SHIT at first. I had to look closely twice.

Jun 4, 2017

The more women on a board of directors idea is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. Anyone who really looks into the issue with any rationality would immediately realize that the entire way boards of directors currently work is a scam, a far greater problem for women than the fact that there are no women on the boards.