Look at the face, it's not a woman, it's a man. Strong jawbone, strong neck, man's arm, and a man's brow ridge, and it's not a dainty hand that holds the tablet, unseen here.
The present from France was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and you would know by the photo of him that he is down with hidden agendas. He poses with a hidden hand, identifying himself to other freemasons. His psyop is still going strong today, most people think it's a statue of a woman because that's what they were told.