Formula One Bans Sexy Grid Girls Over SJW Objections, Grid Girls Hit Back

Amid a brave new world of sexual consent forms and rage over the "patriarchy," Formula 1 and its FAI ruling body has decided to ban the use of promotional models, known as "grid girls," from its events because they don't "resonate with [the] brand values [of F1] and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms." 

Whose societal norms? Has anyone checked out a college campus lately?

Grid girls
College girls

Instead of Grid Girls, meet "Grid Kids!" 

Replacing the Grid Girls will be F1's new "Grid Kids" initiative - which is designed to entice younger fans to "get involved" in the racing sport - despite the fact that the program is only available to children who are already involved in a local motorsport club. 

“The joint initiative will involve the local Grand Prix promoter working alongside ASNs – the FIA-recognised national sporting authorities – who will provide a unique opportunity to youngsters and their families to be part of one of the most exclusive and exciting moments of the whole race weekend,” F1 said in a statement.

Participants will be chosen by merit or lottery, and will be able to accompany the world's 20 best drivers at every Grand Prix - much to the chagrin of fans who were hoping to see scantily clad adult women at the events.

Now unemployed Grid Girls

The move by F1 follows a similar move by the Professional Darts Corporation banned walk-on girls from its competitions. Because dart competitions are just as fun without the girls. 

As Brutalist reports, the girls aren't taking this sitting down:

Rebecca Cooper, a five time F1 grid girl, said on Twitter that it is "ridiculous that women who say they are 'fighting for women's rights' are saying what others should and shouldn't do, stopping us from doing a job we love and are proud to do. [It is] political correctness gone mad."

Cooper also implied that grid girls have been misrepresented and put together a photograph collage to highlight that women who work in her trade are not "scantily clad furniture" and that the outfits are more modest.

For Michelle Westby, working as a promotional model in motorsports led to a successful career as a stunt driver and a drift racing driver.

Westby elaborated over Facebook:

If it wasn't for grid work / promotional modelling, I wouldn't be where I am now in a 'male dominated' sport and job as a stunt driver and drift competition driver, inspiring and influencing females into this 'intimidating male environment.' I get girls messaging me all the time saying how I inspire them and made them want to get into racing and drifting when they didn't think they would be accepted… What people don't realise, is that the girls have knowledge of the products and teams they are promotion — that's part of the job. We get a brief on the uniform but it's up to us if we feel comfortable in it. We are more clothed than what teenagers wear down the supermarkets. I'm now retired but to think girls have lost a lot of important income because feminists think they know best, when they really haven't got a clue, is frustrating.

Fans and Grid Girls alike took to Twitter to denounce the decision, using the hashtag #Gridgirl

 

Formula 1 begins its 2018 season on March 26. Let's see if SJW politics have the same effect as #kneelgate did on NFL attendance. 

What's next?

Comments

thisandthat BobEore Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:21 Permalink

2018 SS fashion tips: out with sexist sexploitation, in with inclusive childsploitation...

The real shocking news here, though, is that F1, apparently, still exists!

How that's even possible is beyond me... Scalextric races are easily a couple orders of magnitude more interesting — even the noise is less annoying.

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Peanut Butter … Handful of Dust Tue, 02/06/2018 - 23:37 Permalink

You are exactly right about women raising boys, there should be a regulation that says all men must raise their son on day one so that boys will only have direct contact with their fathers.

All boys should be raise by their fathers or raise in orphanages. 

No women should ever raise any son, and let's hope that way whatever happens to future generation of boys will be blamed on their misogyny fathers. 

 

Btw I hope those single fathers can lactate after it's good for the baby. Lol. 

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Eyes Opened Peanut Butter … Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:57 Permalink

"No women should ever raise any son, and let's hope that way whatever happens to future generation of boys will be blamed on their misogyny fathers. "

 

.... because thats whats important... no woman should EVER take responsibility for anything ... 

The boys upbringing is immaterial...

 

You'd probably prefer to simply abort him & save yourself all that trouble... 

I was right earlier... u ARE a nut... 😎

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GeezerGeek The Blank Stare Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:36 Permalink

This story isn't exactly breaking news. It's been around for days, and in much greater detail. I suggest you go find one that tells a more complete story, then come back here and apologize for your ignorance.

If you haven't bothered looking ("as far as I can tell...") it's because you're probably too busy drooling over a picture of Rosie or Maxine or Adam Schiff.

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The Blank Stare GeezerGeek Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:38 Permalink

Hey Bone Head, stop playing with yourself and actually try to find some, any, group or feminist group that is behind this decision by Liberty Media/F1. You won't. So take your finger out of Obama's ass, lick it, and start searching. Dumbass clickbait sheep.

 

Did anyone, anywhere, read in this article of SJW's objections? 

 

I didn't think so.

 

You've all been suckered by the headline. Zerohedge is depreciating into another useless Yahoo news site.

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Ace Ventura The Blank Stare Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:43 Permalink

You think this decision is wholly organic and internal to the 'conservative' F1 organization? After how many decades they suddenly decided....on their own....to do way with this? Or is it more likely that they're pre-emptively caving to progressive pressure that the see approaching on the horizon? Pressure that perhaps involves the ongoing takedown of men in powerful positions by legions of #metoo victims coming out of the woodwork like termites?

I don't claim to know, but the switch to 'grid-kids' is just flat out creepy.

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The Blank Stare Ace Ventura Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:15 Permalink

Not organic. A business decision by the new owner, Liberty Media, and CEO John C. Malone who is very conservative, Trump supporting, family man; hence "Grid-Kids". IMO

"Malone reportedly shuns the limelight and glamorous lifestyle and takes his family on vacations"

"In late 2016, Liberty Media agreed to buy the Formula One Group for US$4.4 billion"

 

I don't watch racing, and don't care about the grid girls except I think they're getting a raw deal. I just disagree, only on this story, that its some kind of direct SJW or feminist influence.

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STP cheech_wizard Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:01 Permalink

In one of our staff meetings (big three Aerospace), a few years back, they'd turn off the lights to watch the latest news on video.  The first scene was a quiet and sunny ocean setting, sparkling waves out there and suddenly a huge white sub-launched ICBM burst through the water in slow motion, looking like a giant, smooth dildo!  Everybody went quiet as we watched it erupt from the water, like a giant nuclear penis.  Nobody said a word.

They quit showing underwater missile launches after that one...

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GeezerGeek heavens-door Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:48 Permalink

I find it unfortunate that brilliant women are lauded by succeeding in intellectual pursuits, but brilliant-looking women are castigated for succeeding in areas that require a certain degree of beauty.

Perhaps we should prohibit everyone from using their God-given attributes to succeed, and instead just distribute jobs based on a lottery system. Imagine the NBA if it was comprised of randomly selected males and females. Who would watch? After all, it simply isn't fair that those tall, athletic darkly complected men are so much more accomplished at playing that sport than, say, the average five foot two inch Chinese female. Screw the concept of meritocracy!

 

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