‘Grid girls weren’t hurting anyone!’
Just weeks after the #Metoo campaign shone a light on women’s equality issues, it was announced that the Formula One “grid girls” – glamourous women who wear sponsorbranded clothing and carry name-boards on the grid – have now been axed because they no longer represent the brand’s “values”. I respect the feminist movement and, of course, women should stand up for themselves, but it’s a shame these girls have lost their jobs. It was just a bit of fun and wasn’t hurting anyone. I would have loved that gig!
I think it’s double standards that we still have Butlers In The Buff at hen dos, but a woman isn’t allowed to celebrate her body and have fun.
I don’t like it when old grannies tell me to stop showing off my body in the occasional picture. I don’t mean posting endless semi-nude selfies, but body confidence is a positive thing and needs to be embraced. The “grid girls” should be brought back – women can be admired for their looks as well as their brains.
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“grid girls” Danielle (left) was a glamour model in her twenties