The tributes in New York to the judge of the Supreme Court of the USA, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was born in this city, have reached Wall Street, where a lace similar to the magistrate’s robe has been placed around the neck of the now iconic bronze statue of the “Fearless Girl”.
Since the death last Friday of the judge, a New Yorker who was born in the Brooklyn district 87 years ago, the fans of the magistrate, the second woman who was appointed to the highest judicial instance in the country, have not stopped publicly honoring her. Dozens have even visited the home where he grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of New York.
A special tribute
Now the “Girl without fear”, by the Uruguayan-American sculptor Kristen Visbal, joins that tribute to who also had a career in which she faced challenges and was a pioneer of gender equality and women’s rights.
This statue came to Wall Sreet In 2017 on the occasion of International Women’s Day and for a year and a half, “the girl”, a symbol of the need for changes at the highest levels of the corporate world, challenged the powerful bull of Wall Street until its final location was transferred before the stock exchange headquarters.
Fight for equality
The garland on the famous statue was placed as part of an advertisement in the New York Times by State Street Global Advisors, the asset management company that commissioned the statue, which featured it with a lace collar similar to the iconic Ginsburg, with the words “Here’s the original.”
Nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg is known for her decisions in gender and civil rights. One of its first cases was that of United States v. Virginia, which overruled the all-male admissions policy at the Virginia Military Institute.