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#272514 - 2018-01-31 21:10 The End Of Grid Girls....
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F1 has announced that grid girls will no longer feature....

A good move, an unavoidable move in the current climate, too PC....?

BBC link

I'm almost "all of the above". I liked the grid girls; I liked the 'glamour' & I liked the girls, but I get the PC bit, I get the exploitation bit (even if the girls enjoyed the attention & enjoyed the money).

Overall I think it is probably the correct move. The whole Weinstein / pay gap / abuse thing needs to be sorted & if losing the lovely grid girls is part of that process, then so be it.


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#272515 - 2018-01-31 21:28 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Not'arf]
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Now we can just focus on the boring racing.


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#272516 - 2018-01-31 21:58 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Ratbert]
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One of my daughters friends was a grid girl last year, she got £1800 for doing it.
While she was at Uni it was a massive income for her and she was booked to do it again this year.

Like she said "Being a Feminist is all about allowing women to make a choice, these stupid lefties are taking that choice away from us.".

She is gutted.

Why not just open it up to all genders?

Sorry, when I say gender I mean ........ well ........ oh [censored] knows anymore.


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#272519 - 2018-02-01 00:24 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: gIzzE]
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It's beginning to appear that doing things to be PC or even just "correct" is borderline discriminatory, in some instances. This, I think, might be one of those cases. If the media is to be believed, the girls enjoyed what they did and Gizze's testimony appears to support that.


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#272520 - 2018-02-01 00:31 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Chris G]
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Well it was my daughters friend's friend, so it might be Chinese whispers, she might have actually been paid £180 and she might have been threatened into doing it at gunpoint, who knows?

But my daughter, who works in the arts, shares a house with 4 vegans, one of whom is a gender neutral lesbian, and lives in Greenwich, so is probably considered by many as pretty 'liberal' thinks this is an absolute nonsense.


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#272521 - 2018-02-01 01:15 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: gIzzE]
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Originally Posted By gIzzE
Why not just open it up to all genders?

Sorry, when I say gender I mean ........ well ........ oh [censored] knows anymore.
That made me hoot, but your last post did make me laugh aloud. I'd consider myself pretty liberally minded, but have to be careful of how opinions are articulated these days. My daughter's university peer group sounds identical to your daughter's!

Cheers

George

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#272528 - 2018-02-01 08:34 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Mr Meridian]
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Your absolutely right George; be careful what you say. That's one of the reasons I'm not on FB...

Whenever we visit my brother, their children (3 of them; 15, 17, 19) usually have friends around & it's amazing, to me, to see how many of them are not just openly gay, but almost Larry Grayson-style camp. Don't get me wrong, I think it is BRILLIANT that people can be themselves these days. In my father's days, EVERY man had a short back & sides haircut and wore a dark suit to work. Going to a football match without a hat would spell social doom Now people can have hair in any colour & style, piercings in places that make me wince, can be covered from head to toe in tattoos & still be taken seriously. Even in my lifetime it was only the unemployed that could present themselves in that way. It's wonderful. But I just wonder if the whole gay thing for youngsters might almost be some sort of lifestyle choice. Their eldest started Uni last year & told me that there is an LGBT group for people to join, along with the more traditional debating society & all the rest.

Plus the Hollywood thing.... I think the pendulum has swung too far, where people are guilty at the first hint of an accusation, without the right to defence or even a hearing. I'm sure it will settle down in due course, but there is a distinctly Puritanical reek to elements of it.


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#272530 - 2018-02-01 09:53 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Not'arf]
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Originally Posted By gIzzE
Gender neutral lesbian
confused maybe it is my age...


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#272531 - 2018-02-01 10:24 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Ratbert]
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Originally Posted By Ratbert
confused maybe it is my age...
I don't think it's a phase wink


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#272545 - 2018-02-01 14:14 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Ratbert]
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Originally Posted By gIzzE
Gender neutral lesbian
Clearly Chinese whispers Guy, original could have been Gender neutered lesbian OED v3, however everyone has a choice...
Another thought. What will the Pole Man do now for distraction before the start?

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#272548 - 2018-02-01 14:50 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: Hector]
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Originally Posted By Hector
What will the Pole Man do now for distraction before the start?

In the context of the conversation, ‘pole man’ is an unfortunate adjective to use. whistle


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#272552 - 2018-02-01 16:30 Re: The End Of Grid Girls.... [Re: spinaltap]
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Clearly a Freudian slip confused

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