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    In response to #Metoo, this year's Geneva Motor Show has replaced its "booth babes"


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    Do you believe in the supposed negative meaning of words like 'objectification' and 'titillation' that you used in the F1 grid girl discussion? Like many politically-loaded words, they are device to define the opposing position as reprehensible and unnacceptable imo.

    Certainly there's an irony over the outrage of the showing of a bit of leg in a sport where, for the 'titillation' of millions, men (and women) risk death by driving a missile around an island, and while many of them are highly paid, there are dozens of marshals around the track who risk their lives for the sport but who are not paid a penny. As these are mainly fat ugly middle-aged blokes no-one cares about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    2,1.

    Do you believe in the supposed negative meaning of words like 'objectification' and 'titillation' that you used in the F1 grid girl discussion? Like many politically-loaded words, they are device to define the opposing position as reprehensible and unnacceptable imo.

    Certainly there's an irony over the outrage of the showing of a bit of leg in a sport where, for the 'titillation' of millions, men (and women) risk death by driving a missile around an island, and while many of them are highly paid, there are dozens of marshals around the track who risk their lives for the sport but who are not paid a penny. As these are mainly fat ugly middle-aged blokes no-one cares about them.
    Because sex is bad, a. The sexual attraction of men to young, nubile women is A BAD THING and must be stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    2,1.

    Do you believe in the supposed negative meaning of words like 'objectification' and 'titillation' that you used in the F1 grid girl discussion? Like many politically-loaded words, they are device to define the opposing position as reprehensible and unnacceptable imo.

    Certainly there's an irony over the outrage of the showing of a bit of leg in a sport where, for the 'titillation' of millions, men (and women) risk death by driving a missile around an island, and while many of them are highly paid, there are dozens of marshals around the track who risk their lives for the sport but who are not paid a penny. As these are mainly fat ugly middle-aged blokes no-one cares about them.
    Aren't these the same sort of blokes who are abjectly mourning the loss of Maplins. Nerdy component geek types. Or do I have that wrong ?

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    I was thinking the other day how much it would confuse 'progressives' if muslim women started declaring themselves male, wearing trousers and t-shirts, refusing to wear the hijab and doing pretty much what they like. The muslim reaction to such behaviours would certainly give the Labour Party something to consider

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7sisters View Post
    Aren't these the same sort of blokes who are abjectly mourning the loss of Maplins. Nerdy component geek types. Or do I have that wrong ?
    Yep, they are the same. There's nothing wrong with that though. Some of my best friends are nerdy component geeks.

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    Still chicks all the same.

    Not sure how this can be held up as a massive step forward, it is still purely a chick for the sake of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWv2 View Post
    Still chicks all the same.

    Not sure how this can be held up as a massive step forward, it is still purely a chick for the sake of it.
    At least Moto GP is keeping grid girls, wd 2 wheel-types

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWv2 View Post
    Still chicks all the same.

    Not sure how this can be held up as a massive step forward, it is still purely a chick for the sake of it.
    There's the rub, I think; dollies are supposed to be important, not merely there "for the sake of it."
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Yep, they are the same. There's nothing wrong with that though. Some of my best friends are nerdy component geeks.
    It's okay A. Just be honest.


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