Post by ~misfit~ Post by keefy
I know the article is primarily about FE but the last 5 paragraphs, ie
from the sub-heading I have used as the subject line, seem to suggest
a partial change in plans. Maybe LM do listen sometimes.
So it seems like they're saying they'll do away with grid girls but
encourage the 'beautiful people' to come to races (maybe with complimentary
Double standards much? They're fine with beautiful women who've paid their
dues wandering around with champagne and parasols but not happy to let those
dues get paid by holding drivers start positions in all weather at Grands
Prix. That sounds like elitism to me.
The problem with LM's stand is that their statement was pretty vague. So, of course, people make of it what they will.
It seems to me now, that LM would have done better to make their decision and not give it much air time, instead making the positive announcement about the young drivers. But they did make that announcement and did decide to mention "values".
So we don't know specifically what they didn't like about grid girls, though, again, they didn't say "no pretty girls" or any of the words that were put into their mouths. They said "no grid girls".
So what they not have liked about grid girls? I don't know, but how plausible is this: They understand that sponsors use scantily clad women as some sort of brand ambassador, and that this adds "glamour" to events, but they drew the line at women who, in whatever weather, have to stand on one spot, with a little sign, smiling dumbly whilst mechanics have a grope and photographers try to get a shot of their backside?
We don't know. The one thing that we do know is that a lot of people got alarmed by headlines rather than pay attention to what was actually said.
So now, if there are women clapping the top 3 onto the podium, LM will be called hypocrites, and the lads will proclaim that they won and we'll get more ill informed tosh in the media, and we'll get more faux concern about the rights of women to put on tight clothing for the titillation of men on discussion boards.