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For Michelle Westby, working as a promotional model in motorsports led to a successful career as a stunt driver and a drift racing driver.
On Facebook, Westby said:
"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."
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.
originally posted by: ShadowLink
Noooo! Not my grid girls!
God dam feminist bitches, now you've gone too far!
The first thing I click on this morning and now my whole day is ruined.
How crappy is this world going to be when the feminists and all the other virtue signalers are done with it?
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: face23785
As an F1 fan for most of my adult life I've seen the sport deteriorate over the last decade or so , rather than address the core issues with F1 the new owners decide to capitulate to rabid feminists riding a wave of righteous indignation and take away something that has been part of F1 for as long as I can remember , F1 is dead , not because of this but because it's become boring.
Who will the drivers spay with campaign for lols now ?
originally posted by: Painterz
Nobody has 'lost their job' over this, a small number of models in a few cities have lost one paid afternoon of work a year.
If anybody was making this one day of work their 'career' then they need to sit down and look at their life.
originally posted by: rockhndr
I, for one, am sick and tired of being Told what I can and can't do...NOT by any man, but by stupid, uninformed, jealous (YES! Jealous) feminists..... STOP silencing MY individual voice, I enjoy it when my man opens a door for me, and if I decide for myself to wear fishnet stockings and a miniskirt? (LOL!! I don't but...) it is still MY choice as well...They just need to go away already!