The Agenda – Gender Equality 07.02.2018

The decision by Formula 1 Grand Prix racing to withdraw the grid girls, a traditional cornerstone of the sport, has provoked a mixed response. For many, it’s a sign of the times and another nail in the coffin of sexist attitudes from an age of machismo. While others wonder what the issue was anyway.

Are we losing sight of what the end goal of gender equality is? It seems an easy outcome. Things are equal or they are not, but when it comes to the battle of the sexes and the complexities involved nothing is clear-cut. Grid girls: are they harmless fun or sexist shackles.



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