Elizabeth Warren ventures to Wall Street to send feminist message with 'Fearless Girl' statue – Boston.com

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If Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sending one particular message, it’s this: Fight.

Coinciding with the release Tuesday of her new combatively named book, Warren posted a photo of herself on Wall Street — enemy territory of sorts for the populist Democrat — posing with the newly installed “Fearless Girl” statue. The bronze statue was installed in March by a branch of the Boston-based State Street Corp., as a call for more women on corporate boards.

“Fight like a girl,” Warren said in a tweet.

The Massachusetts senator isn’t the only one persisting in the face of backlash.

Following its installation, the “Fearless Girl” drew complaints from Arturo Di Modica, the creator of the nearby “Charging Bull” sculpture. Di Modica argued his statue’s new neighbor distorted the message of his artwork and called for the “Fearless Girl” to be moved.


In an interview with USA Today published Monday, Warren dismissed Di Modica’s objections.

“I think the ‘Fearless Girl’ is terrific,” she said. “I hope she stands there until the bull falls over.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced late last month that the “Fearless Girl” will be sticking around until at least 2018.

Incidentally, so will Warren.


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