You May Be Enraged About The Man Air-Humping ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue But That Isn’t The Worst Of It

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This is why we can’t have nice things.

Nearly two and a half centuries after a bunch of old white dudes decided to form this little club called America, people are beginning to question why it’s taken so long to allow in women. We just had an election that, had those old white dudes been able to predict the spiraling disaster of oligarchy and capitalism, would have placed a woman in the ultimate leadership role in this country for the first time. But more than that, there is now a current of news, gatherings, protests, and even memes all centering on the importance — the irreplaceability! — of women as the weavers of the fabric of America.

But it seems like no matter what we do, the ugliness that persists bears itself out in nefarious ways: misogyny, rape culture, workplace discrimination, and legions of dudebros who won’t admit that any of these things exist.

Take, for example, the famous Wall Street statue of a bull — metaphor for a booming market — that just had another installation added to it of a little girl, “standing up to” that masculine imagery:


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It took two days for some asshat in a cheap tie to come literally rape the statue. Of a little girl. In public.

That should piss you off! You should rightfully be angry about that jackass defiling a symbol of bravery and fortitude. But you know who you should be more mad at?

The bull. The bronze seller. The person who thought it was okay to co-opt a legitimate women’s movement and put a copyright symbol on it.

See, there’s a form of discrimination that trumps sexism, heterosexism, racism, ageism, and any other “ism” you can think of: Classism.


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Every day, we are pitted against one another, fighting on terms decided by people we’ll never meet, cashing checks written by people we never see, doing jobs that rarely get us thanks. . . But NEVER get us change. Classism is the outlet that sexism and racism take when it’s no longer acceptable in some environments to focus on race and sex. Classism is the rich man’s way of keeping you down no matter what your gender, color, or sexual preference.

Classism, not sexism, is the reason the statue of the little girl isn’t holding a sword. You’re supposed to believe that capitalism built this country, but it was LABOR that did that.

The “isms” just decide who gets paid for it.

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