‘Grid girls weren’t hurt­ing any­one!’

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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

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