The “Fearless Girl” statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange has been adorned with a lace collar in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
USA Today writes the statue “has been standing in lower Manhattan since International Women’s Day in 2017, first facing off with Wall Street’s iconic bull statue then later moved outside the New York Stock Exchange.”
“Ginsburg, the second woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court and a champion for gender equality, told the Washington Post in 2009 that she started wearing the collars, along with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, so they they could wear something “typical of a woman.”
“You know, the standard robe is made for a man because it has a place for the shirt to show, and the tie,” Ginsburg told the Post. “So Sandra Day O’Connor and I thought it would be appropriate if we included as part of our robe something typical of a woman. So I have many, many collars.”