‘Fearless Girl’ statue will continue to stare down ‘Wall Street Bull’

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NEW YORK — A statue in Manhattan is going to stick around a little longer.

Her name is "Fearless Girl" and the 4-foot tall bronze statue stands as an advocate for more women on corporate boards across America.

The 250-pound bronze girl has been staring down the 7,100-pound Wall Street Bull since International Women's Day earlier this month. She was originally set to face off against the bronze bull for just a few weeks, but her stay has been extended through at least next February.

It happened after more than 28,000 people signed a petition to make this Lower Manhattan spot her permanent home.

The 11-foot tall bull made his stampede to Wall Street 30 years ago in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.  He symbolizes America's financial resilience and can-do spirit, but some believe the bull stands for men only, leaving out a significant portion of the population.

Standing proud with a ponytail, the little bronze girl's stay has been extended. Good thing the original permit wasn't written in stone! (Or bronze!)