On Saturday, 10 February 2018 12:51:24 UTC+2, ~misfit~ wrote:
> Once upon a time on usenet geoff wrote:
> > On 10/02/2018 7:17 PM, ***@gmail.com wrote:
> >> "Actually if you just left it up to me, personally, I like the grid
> >> girls. But it's not a decision for me, it's a decision for fans. And
> >> I think what we found is that a number of people anecdotally raised
> >> the issue, and as I went around what I found was there was a
> >> meaningful segment that found it ... I don't know whether offensive
> >> is too strong - but found it exploitative or did not find it
> >> appropriate for the world we live in today. "When you have as many
> >> people as I found who really felt it was
> >> outdated and who felt it didn't belong in the sport today, you have
> >> to be cognisant of that. The number that were passionately positive
> >> on the other side were much smaller."
> >> http://kwese.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/22378415/f1-boss-chase-carey-there-pretty-girls-races
> >> So maybe LM did get an opinion from the fans.
> > My description (and far moreso for Superbikes with their hot-pants
> > etc) is "cheesy".
> > geoff
> Of course the number of people *for* grid girld who were "passionately
> positive" would be smaller than the opposition. In the society we live in
> they'd get called perverts and misogynists and would get eviscerated by
> It's easy to just listen to the loudest voices but you need to understand
> why some voices are quieter if you're going to make a decision on behalf of
> others. Easy rarely equals right.
It seems to me that the far louder voice is that of the people who rattle on about tradition and how it's a man's sport. That's certainly the case on the F1 bulletin boards I read.
It doesn't help that this faction repeatedly take false positions. They exaggerate or twist nearly everything, and spout conspiracy theories and fake news. (Fake news, of course, finds more fertile soil on the conservative side.)