Remember “Fearless Girl,” statue extraordinaire and feminist icon? The brass lass quickly became a rising star on the women’s rights scene (see Fake News: CNN Reports ‘Fearless Girl’ and a Bull Have Snow On Them). Many a p*ssy hat has brushed her metal scalp. But, there’s been an interesting development in that arena. According to the Department of Labor, the bank who conceived dear Fearless Girl is now coming under fire for alleged discrimination.
Yeah, they’re being sued for sexism…
State Street Corp., parent company of the investment firm behind Wall Street’s iconic Fearless Girl statue, today agreed to pay a combined $5 million to more than 300 women and 15 black employees who were paid less than their white, male counterparts, according to a federal audit.
The audit concluded that, since “at least December 1, 2010” the company had discriminated against women in senior-level roles like vp, svp and managing director by paying them lower salaries, bonuses and total compensation than their male colleagues.
The $5 million settlement total includes approximately $4.5 million in back pay and $500,000 in interest.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks! Thanks to their seamless virtue signaling, this bank managed to make itself the butt of the joke. And many, many more jokes to come. Plenty of chuckle fodder for the ages.
By now we all know leftist hypocrisy is a staple of the modern age (see Surprise! ‘Feminist’ Bernie Sanders’ Male Employees Make More than the Women). Seeing these very same “champions of women’s rights” commit sins against feminism fulfills the soul. But it also goes to show just how impossible feminist standards are to meet. Even a #woke company such as this couldn’t make the grade.
None of this is surprising, though. The left is demanding America fix a problem that doesn’t exist. Because, you know, the whole “wage gap” thing is about as real as Bigfoot.