Monday 25 June 2018

Innocence of the 'grid girls' makes them an easy target

Men no longer control what women do with their own bodies. Feminists do it instead and call it progress, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

TOO RACY: Grid girls line up for the pit lane walk ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza last September
TOO RACY: Grid girls line up for the pit lane walk ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza last September

Eilis O'Hanlon

It was one of the biggest hits of last year. Now Camila Cabello, the singer behind Havana, has released her debut solo album, on the cover of which the former member of girl group Fifth Harmony poses, eyes gazing seductively, long, bronzed legs akimbo, with just a strip of dress protecting her modesty.

Nothing wrong with that, right? It's her body, she can do what she wants with it. This is just a young woman assertively expressing her sexuality.

So what about the scantily clad dolly birds who totter about on high heels at certain sporting events? Don't they have the right to express their sexuality too? Apparently not.

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