Feminist groups rave about the “Fearless Girl” statue erected on the “male-dominated” Wall Street.

The bronze statue of a girl facing a “charging bull” was meant to be a statement of power rather than feminism, yet feminist groups twisted the meaning and claimed it as their own symbol.

But an ironic scandal just broke concerning the statue revered by liberals — and feminists will not be happy when they find out the truth.

The law firm behind the construction of the statue is being sued for claims of unfair treatment of female workers, including unequal pay.

State Street Corp. has agreed to pay a $5 million settlement to female and black employees following these complaints.

According to reports regarding an audit that was conducted, the company paid 300 women and 15 black staff members significantly less than other employees at the 2.6 trillion dollar company.

The Daily Caller reports:

In a Wednesday filing by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the firm was audited starting in late 2012, based on data between 2010 and 2011. On March 31, 2017, the same month “Fearless Girl” made her debut, the government informed the firm that it needed to take “corrective actions” for the payment discrepancy.

The feds concluded that since “at least December 1, 2010,” State Street discriminated against women in senior-level roles including vice president, senior vice president, and managing director positions by paying them lower base salaries, bonuses and total compensation than men in “similarly situated” positions. The government office also found that they did the same thing to 15 black employees at the vice president level.

The firm, which commissioned the bronze statue earlier this year to face down Wall Street’s iconic “Charging Bull” statue to promote gender equality, has agreed to pay a combined $5 million to female and black employees that were allegedly discriminated against. It includes $4.5 million in back pay and $500,000 in interest.

While State Street settled, the company officially denies the claims. “State Street is committed to equal pay practices and evaluates on an ongoing basis our internal processes to be sure our compensation, hiring and promotions programs are nondiscriminatory,” said the company in a statement. “While we disagreed with the OFCCP’s analysis and findings, we have cooperated fully with them, and made a decision to bring this six-year-old matter to resolution and move forward.”

The “Fearless Girl” statue earned over a dozen prestigious awards following its placement on Wall Street.

But now, the accusations of discrimination against the company behind the statue depict the company in a very different light than the feminist-backed “Fearless Girl” campaign it ran previously.

The Daily Caller continued:

Created by McCann New York, the symbol was designed to celebrate feminism and gender equality, and encourage investment in corporations with women in positions of power.

However, its position in front of the “Charging Bull” twisted the meaning of Arturo Di Modica’s sculpture, which was intended as a symbol of the booming economy, and not male dominance or the “Patriarchy,” as feminists have claimed.

Do you think it’s ironic that the same company behind this powerful feminist symbol is being sued for unequal treatment and unequal pay of women and minorities?

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