F1 has finally gotten rid of grid girls after years of attention, but was it really the right move for equality?
F1 is dropping grid girls, after Darts revealed it was banning walk-on girls as sports try to tackle gender inequality within their fields. Yet, the moves haven’t been welcomed by everyone. Stacey Solomon argued women should be free to choose their careers if they enjoy it, and Kelly Brook has also stated that women can make their own decisions.
However, many fans have been vocal in their support for the move, believing it does show that sports are taking a step in the right direction with how they treat women.
“F1’s ‘women problem’ goes much further than the presence or absence of grid girls, but it is a welcome step in the right direction,” long time F1 fan, Andy Shaw said.
“Cars = Good Objectification = Bad,” Emree tweeted.
Social media user Jose_Arrogantio agreed, saying.
“It’s long overdue and will hopefully cause other forms of motorsport to follow suit,” they replied.
Another F1 fan, Jua, also had a positive reaction to the news.
“I read this today and my first thought was welcome to 2018. Positive move. Seems with the change in ownership comes positive change for women as well. Hope other sports follow their example.”
“I read this today and my first thought was welcome to 2018”