LETTER OF THE DAY: Banning grid girls is not a victory for women

Tegan Ramsay, 19, from Emsworth, who spent 2017 as a British Touring Car Championship grid girl for racer Jack Goff and who spoke out against banning grid girls this week
Tegan Ramsay, 19, from Emsworth, who spent 2017 as a British Touring Car Championship grid girl for racer Jack Goff and who spoke out against banning grid girls this week
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Re the recent ‘grid girls’ furore – the feminists have shot themselves in the foot yet again.

The first big mistake was demanding equality with men which meant that women have to work until they were over 65 to have parity to men – thanks, ladies.

My wife has to go to 65 years before getting her pension that she thought would happen when she was 60. So, as a result, I have to work though I am past retiring age. That punishes me as well as her.

Now we have the nasty result of a minority of women actually judging other women as if they (feminists) are superior because it is ‘objectifying women’ to dress smartly and become a ‘walk-on’ with a darts player or as a grid girl, above.

The feminists have sacrificed these smart girls on the altar of feminist equality.

Those girls must now seek other jobs due to being discriminated against because they are attractive - hence, being denied their chosen job.

Feminists would look at my name and say: ‘Ah, he is a man, he would say that’, but I am the father of a beautiful girl who is also a racing driver and the 2013 Porsche Boxster champion – she has won against men and has raced at Le Mans and was also voted by Michelin as an ‘inspirational woman’ three years in succession.

She has also done much more but, couple that with my wife being a fully-qualified driving instructor, I know something about strong women.

There is no discrimination in my house.

Jon Jackson

Blenheim Road, Horndean