|Pictured: the thing I'm booing.|
|...and so the pillars of heartless American capitalism|
collapsed under the withering stare of this little girl.
Which, ok, no it didn't, but still, cool statue, though...
|"Investing, right? So much easier than|
real work, and it pays a shit-ton more!"
-Wall Street people
|"Hey, de Blasio's got your back!"|
-Bill The Mayor de Blasio
"Men who don't like women taking up space is exactly why we need Fearless Girl."
explaining why Fearless Girl
is staying right where she is
|"You mean nuance? Yeah, we hate that..."|
So back to the dog taking a piss. Alex Gardega, the artist who put it there for three hours this morning-huh? Yeah, it's already been removed by the artist. This whole thing is an emotional roller coaster, isn't it? Anyway Gardega is surely an misogynist prick whose Sketchy Dog, that's what it's called, is a crass, juvenile attack on feminism, right? Yes. But also no. But also, sort of. God, don't you hate it when things are more complicated than black and white?
|Above: as far as Gardega's concerned, |
Fearless Girl has as much to say as this guy.
A billboard inviting investors to invest in companies run by women, but still...investing and capitalism and Wall Street. You know, the people who sent the economy into a free fall and sparked the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression?
|Something tells me that when we're long gone and apes inherit the Earth, |
they'll point to these guys as a key factor in our civilization's downfall.
|Maybe a statue of Arturo di Modica, |
looking sad because Fearless Girl
messed up his Charging Bull piece?
|Pictured: Rosie the Riveter. |
Alright, maybe I'm being a jerk to Gardega. I mean, who knows what his true intentions are? In fact, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say that his aim wasn't to piss all over feminism. Still though, he built a little yappy dog and placed it so it looks like it's taking a leak on a little girl. So you know...boooo.
|"I saw a work that many women regarded as inspirational and|
empowering and thought to myself, hey, you know what this needs?"