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Everybody's talking about the 'Fearless Girl' statue on Wall Street

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People around the world are praising a new statue that's been installed on Wall Street in New York City.

It's a little girl with her hands on her hips, staring down another statue – Wall Street's famous Charging Bull.

While the three-and-a-half ton bull has sat there since 1989, the 50-inch tall, bronze girl was set up sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Fortune says.

And the internet hasn't stopped buzzing about it since.

Why? Because she's standing down a bull, duh.

A plaque at her feet reads: ‘‘Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.’’

The "Fearless Girl" was created by artist Kristen Visbal, the Boston Globe says, and was placed there by State Street Global Advisors as a call for more women to serve on corporate boards.

Soon after its installation, women (and men) were flocking to the statue to pose for photos. Someone even gave her one of those pink hats.

As women around the world gathered for marches and protests in honor of International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman, the statue became a symbol of female strength and empowerment.

“I see it as a piece that every woman can and should relate to,” Visbal told the Wall Street Journal. “The bull is symbolic of every issue coming down the pike, that they can stand firm and hold their ground and deal with it.”

Although the statue was meant to be a temporary fixture, admirers are hoping Wall Street will become her permanent home.

You go, Fearless Girl.

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