Formula One grid girl Giorgia Davies has hit back at the so-called feminists who lobbied the motorsports industry to scrap her job, telling them they are “not defending women”.
Grid girls were scrapped by F1 shortly after the elimination of walk-on girls by the Professional Darts Corporation, because their jobs were held to be “at odds with modern day societal norms”.
Davies, a former Miss England finalist, hit back in a combative Facebook post, writing: “I am proud of my job. I am respected. I am paid well, and I have managed to gain a professional reputation that has enabled me to make a career out of something I love.”
It brought to mind the grid girl at the start of the Jaguar F-type ad a few years back, that featured Lana Del Rey’s vocals over the top.
This is purely a cultural war. Getting rid of the grid girls is the salami slice preliminary to getting rid of the highly masculine Formula One, in which the grid girls play a feminine counterpoint to that masculinity.
Next they’ll be demanding 30 mph speed limits on Formula One circuits.
For the chiiiildren, or something.
And the goal is? To kill the sport. And kill off its “outdated” values.
And the same people who’re out to kill Formula One are out to kill every other sport as well, little by little.
The war on smoking is a cultural war. The war on alcohol is another cultural war. And the war on Christianity. And the war on the nation state.
We’re living through a global cultural war. It’s a war between traditionalists and progressives.
For what it’s worth, I’m with the traditionalists.
And here’s Lana Del Rey promo video for the track: Burning Desire.