Make no mistake about it: the mainstream media has fallen deeply in love with a statue that just appeared on Wall Street and doesn’t care who knows it.

There’s no question what the statue of a defiant young girl staring down that big scary bull symbolizes … is there?

OK, maybe a bit of clarification is in order. The statue was placed there by State Street Global Advisers, which made sure its intention was (pretty) clear through a blog post and a series of tweets. The girl is a call for greater gender diversity and more women in leadership positions.

Note that “SHE” (in all caps) doesn’t refer only to the little girl; it’s also an acronym (somehow) for State Street’s SSGA Gender Diversity Index and SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF … so yeah, it’s kind of an ad. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

We’re not sure how we feel about “Fearless Girl,” although the universal fawning by the media makes her presence on Wall Street pretty easy to distrust. Since when do journalists go so crazy for a symbol of capitalism in the heart of capitalism itself?

As it is International [Working] Women’s Day, a few media outlets have run pieces exploring the origin of the day, before the UN put its stamp of bland moral ambiguity on it. But yes, both in its American and international versions, the day is rooted deeply in socialism.

Sucks, doesn’t it?

So yeah, there’s no mixed message here:

These Americans seem to get it.

Seeing as it is International Women’s Day, we thought we’d peek in on another country, where the person on all of the signs is most definitely not a woman.

So we’re still not clear: women in the United States are striking today why?