William Shakespeare

Bronze ceiling: Girls seek statue of woman for Central Park

Wander through Central Park past monuments to figures including Christopher Columbus, Alexander Hamilton, William Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott, and it may suddenly hit you: Where are the women?

There are none, if you discount fictional characters like Mother Goose and Alice in Wonderland.

Even a heroic dog has its place amid the park's 843 acres of greenery, but every one of the 23 statues or busts of real humans in the park honors a famous man.

Some Girl Scouts are now trying to change that. They've joined activists raising money for a park monument to two women who revolutionized the country: suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.