Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Fearless Girl.

Courtesy of USA Today: 

The iconic bull statue on Wall Street may have met his match, and she's female. 

On the eve of International Women's Day, an asset management company placed a statue of a little girl in front of Manhattan’s iconic charging bull to highlight a lack of gender diversity and equality in the workplace. 

The State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) said in a statement that the statue is part of its call on the more than 3,500 companies that benefit from its clients' investments to make sure their governing boards are diverse.

 “A key contributor to effective independent board leadership is diversity of thought, which requires directors with different skills, backgrounds and expertise,’’ Ron O’Hanley, State Street Global Advisors' CEO said in a statement. “Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase gender diversity on their boards and have issued clear guidance to help them begin to take action.”

The statue was created by a female artist named Kristen Visbel, and her little statue instantly attracted the attention of all who saw it, and from media around the world.

And some were even inspired. 

I have been saying for awhile that we are now witnessing a sea change and that in the coming years female leaders are going to take the stage and start asserting control over which direction this country is headed.

In fact the seeds have already been planted for this movement to grow for decades to come.

Personally I am looking forward to it.


  1. Anonymous5:40 PM

    I'm all for more women in power --

    As long as none of them are Sarah Palin.

  2. Anonymous6:08 PM

    BRAVO! and I love the pictures of the girls and women standing defiantly against the forces denying them equality!

  3. Anonymous6:49 PM

    For over 100 yrs in America strong women have fought for respect and for the human rights for children and minorities. Today the lights went out, the spirit gone, the hope vanished. Our leaders are corrupt, Our Constitution crumbled. When a known liar and rapist wins and America cheers and children harmed and minorities insulted. America lost her soul, our women, their dreams and hope. America went backwards today while we slept.

    1. Anonymous7:18 PM

      True that.

    2. Anonymous6:22 AM

      So, in your world, it's all over and there's no need to fight anymore. Roll over, go back to sleep?
      Me, I'll keep on keepin' on. You stay in HyperboleWorld under the covers.

    3. Anonymous9:17 AM


      So how's that fight workin' out for ya?

      What did the women's marches accomplish?

      What does calling your representative until he or she unplugs the phone accomplish?

      I still see destructive Executive Orders being signed and a Congress that is going to dismantle the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, the EPA, HUD and give an additional 54 billion dollars to the military.

      Sorry but I'm not going to beat my head against a wall until it is bloody for no reason.

    4. Anonymous9:47 AM

      "First 100 Days of Resistance"

    5. Anonymous1:59 PM

      9.17, why do you think your president is continually holding popularity rallies in Right-wing places?

      It's because his opponents are demonstrating their resistance in ways that neither he nor anyone else can deny. We know he sets great store by numbers. We have those. We also have the pictures. Look at how the recently-released aerial inauguration pics were widely shown on TV and discussed all over again. Then we find a rally in Nashville.

      We have this egomaniacal moron on the run and we'll keep pressuring him until we drive him into the loony bin. And we will. And we'll do it without any help from phonies like you.

  4. Wonderful wonderful stuff.
    Thank you Gryphen.

    Rachel freakin' nailed it.


  5. Anonymous7:10 PM

    great post!

  6. Anonymous7:31 PM

    I went to my local march today and it was wonderful.

    We are not giving up anytime soon. Trump and the Republicans can't stop us.

  7. Anonymous7:45 PM

    My daughters and I welcome this newest pivot away from male dominance! Enough is enough.

    1. Anonymous4:20 AM

      Male dominance? Honey it is a mans world and you are their servant. Did you vote for trump?

    2. Anonymous6:20 AM

      Why so asshole-y, 4:20AM?
      7:45 didn't deserve your spew, so I'm defending them.

  8. U.S. Marines have boots on the ground in Syria to help forces there fight back ISIS in Raqqa.

    Anyone care to wager on where Trump is going to start his "best war ever" because we need to start winning?

  9. Anonymous2:36 AM

    And with fist in the air, May thy enemies of America suffer when the earth shakes them to their knees and the sea washes them to their fate. America will destroy you and haunt you forever to eternity and back. Prepare.

    1. Anonymous5:32 AM

      Jesus christ, calm down take a breath.

    2. Anonymous5:57 AM


  10. Anonymous2:40 AM

    Trump and putin should be riding the bull and the little girl should have a cannon.

    1. Anonymous5:37 AM


  11. This 62 year old gay man knows that, over the passing years and in a cumulative manner, women have saved my life. And I've never quite understood the sense of threat with which my straight brethren frequently regard strong women.

    If you choose yourself a female mate who is as smart as you (or more) and as strong as you (or more), doesn't that better the odds of your own longevity? What the hell is wrong with any redefining of contemporary masculinity that doesn't still leave you with all the heavy lifting?

    1. Anonymous6:11 AM

      I think part of the issue is men who had domineering mothers or wives who had sick needs to control them like a tyrant mentally and emotionally abusive and depriving their needs and wants.

      It is critical to differentiate a self empowered woman (person) who cultivates strengths and competenciess to achieve goals, make positive contributions to society and be an active partner supporting their mates and family members ambitions and goals equally. Also she is capable of acknoweledging others success without feeling bad that she is diminished by someone else's achievements.

    2. Anonymous9:15 AM

      @4:15 dvlaries> Did you watch
      When We Rise?
      Outstanding Miniseries on ABC

  12. Anonymous4:17 AM

    What? Is trump and putin going to turn their backs on their terrorist friends?

  13. Anonymous5:36 AM

    Is that your daughter?

    1. Anonymous10:06 AM

      Duh! Could have been though, right? Sounds like you have raised her to be a strong, confident female!

  14. Anonymous5:56 AM

    The statue of the female child is wonderful.
    My experience with malesl and females who are power and control freaks is they rely on power over others then steal credit for what others do. Another tactic is they barely do something then inflate their action grandiosely. Their reality is personal powerlessness and they want empowered people to believe they are powerless, incompetent and know nothing.

  15. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Good Read regarding EMOTING
    until this ending "when we exhort a boy to MAN UP! we should pour a rich understanding of nature and nurture into those words, so that we are truly inviting a boy to man-up into the healthy, thriving man he is created to be—engaging all of his emotions, gifts, and skills in the way he is created to by GOD." aka
    {his parents/parenting}

  16. Anonymous10:26 AM


  17. Anonymous11:41 AM

    Grab him/drumpf some Little kinky cruZZer pussy girls:

  18. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Sam Bee 'Sorry'


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