A backlash has started after F1 grid girls and darts walk-on women were consigned to history. Former grid girl, model and Presidents Club host Rachel Reid has hit out at ‘well off’ and ‘middle class’ women who she believes are behind the demise of the industry.
Miss Reid, who has spent the last 21 years working across several industries, believes the axing of women from darts and F1 is already having a knock-on effect. She said: ‘It starts with the F1 and darts but that is just the tip of the iceberg, women are losing bookings for all kind of jobs now, from motorcycle shows to exhibitions at the NEC. ‘What is so sad is there is so little work out there anyway, the sector still has not recovered from 2008, the economy is awful and now through no fault of their own women in these industries are going to find it even harder to work.
‘For so-called feminists to be taking jobs from fellow women is so wrong, we have had years of men causing women trouble, now it is women attacking other women’s livelihoods.’ And Miss Reid believes there is a class aspect to this latest raft of controversies around women’s jobs.
She said: ‘It seems to be well off, if not privately educated then certainly middle class women, mostly based in London telling working class women, many of whom are single parents in the provinces what they can and can’t do.’ Miss Reid will be attending a protest at Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre on Saturday which has been organised to show support for women who face losing their jobs in sports, promotion and hospitality industries. There will be a march through the city centre to the shopping centre at 11am where an estimated 1,000 women are expected to turn up.
The ‘Grid Girls and Promotion Girls March Through Birmingham’ Facebook page has been inundated with support. The description of the event is: ‘We are marching In protest of the recent news from F1 banning of Grid/Promo girls. The extremists are ruining a perfectly harmless industry and we must make a stand.’ Miss Reid added: ‘I have always classed myself as a feminist and think if this is about equality then lets get some male models involved then so it is not all about women titillating the opposite sex, that would create more jobs, not take away jobs.’ The current controversy started with revelations about a men-only Presidents Club dinner which forced hostesses to dress a certain way and included claims of harassment. Miss Reid was a hostess at the infamous Presidents Club charity dinners for eight years in a row.
She said: ‘I have never seen money like it in my life, the raffle tickets alone would pay off a normal person’s mortgage. It was £100 for five hours work and we could drink if we wanted to, I had some great nights there. And I certainly was not abused or harassed during my time there. ‘What no-one seems to understand is that these events need pretty women to coax the money out these rich men.’ The 39-year-old from Birmingham added: ‘It is amazing what a smile can do from an attractive woman, the money raised for charity was mindblowing and we were proud to be a part of that.’ Miss Reid has complained several times to employers about inappropriate costumes and urged women not to wear anything they feel uncomfortable in. She said: ‘Women have so much grief, from so many different areas, personally and professionally, we should be sticking together as women, not pushing each other on to the dole queue.’
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WHEATON, Md. (WJLA) – An undocumented immigrant urinating in public used a box cutter to repeatedly stab a man who had merely suggested he pull up his trousers and use a proper restroom, police say.
On Nov. 30, around 11 p.m., Montgomery County Police were dispatched to the Wheaton Metro bus turnaround along Georgia Avenue. Upon stepping out of their cruisers, officers saw a man with stab wounds and bloody slashes to his neck, face and stomach.
That victim, plus an uninjured eyewitness, pointed officers toward Salvador Gomez-Lopez, 46, who was allegedly drunk and belligerent. The two men explained that Gomez-Lopez was relieving himself in plain view of fellow bus passengers. When the victim questioned his actions, Gomez-Lopez reportedly reached into his backpack and grabbed hold of a razor-sharp box cutter.
What followed was a physical tussle that landed both Gomez-Lopez and the victim on the cold bus stop pavement. The victim ultimately pried away the knife, but only after suffering serious lacerations, including three deep cuts to the neck.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Gomez-Lopez is an El Salvadoran national who is in the United States illegally. ICE has since lodged an immigration detainer against Gomez-Lopez. He is currently in Montgomery County custody.
According to court filings, Gomez-Lopez has two children and worked part time doing odd maintenance jobs for a relative. The victim did survive, but the extent of his injuries remain unknown.
Gomez-Lopez is scheduled for a three-day trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in early April. The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is representing him. He faces up to 38 years in prison on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.
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Kathleen Wynne cancelled her Feb. 15 town hall meeting over the club’s controversial policy that only allows full-voting membership to men. The premier’s office is now searching for a new location to hold the town hall.
A spokesperson for the premier’s office said “We will not be holding the Premier’s Town Hall at this venue,” adding “As soon as we learned of the issues with the Caboto Club we began to look for an alternate venue to host the event and will provide that information when it is confirmed.”
The venue was going to be held at The Caboto Club it is the most popular Italian club in Windsor, they restrict voting rights and limits membership on its executive board to men. The club has a ladies auxiliary and does not restrict women from the hall.
The club remains popular for weddings and other large events, but some community groups have tried to push the century-old club into updating its membership policies.