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March 31, 2013

Cyclist Gropes Woman's Butt on Race Podium: Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan was pictured groping the bottom of a podium girl after the Tour of Flanders as the event hostesses gave congratulatory kisses to race winner Fabian Cancellara. AFP calls his actions sexual harassment and asks, "[I]s the use of models as some kind of uncomfortable hybrid of hostess and shamelessly exploitative "eye candy" now outmoded and inappropriate to the modern sport?"

posted by rcade to other at 08:18 PM - 7 comments

That's not a pinch. It's a full grope. The podium girl tradition has met its end.

posted by rcade at 08:30 PM on March 31

Wow, there's nothing subtle going on there, eh? A real headshaker.

What a show.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:15 PM on March 31

I'm tired of this sort of BS in F1. No we don't need fucking grid girls standing there where the cars park. No we don't need a line of women for the drivers to walk past on their way to the podium.

It's fucking Mad Men style bullshit and I'd be very happy to see it gone.

posted by Drood at 04:06 PM on April 01

Soooo...just reading the posts' here....what you guys are saying is, the guy gropes the girl so let's eliminate the girls job....???.....interesting....

posted by slowride at 07:33 PM on April 01

Subtlety, thy name is most certainly not Peter Sagan.

posted by Bonkers at 08:41 PM on April 01

Soooo...just reading the posts' here....what you guys are saying is, the guy gropes the girl so let's eliminate the girls job....???.....interesting....

You might want to revise that statement by looking at the situation from a different angle:

Economic benefits of women empowerment


Most women across the globe rely on the informal work sector for an income. If women were empowered to do more and be more, the possibility for economic growth becomes apparent. Eliminating a significant part of a nation's work force on the sole basis of gender can have detrimental effects on the economy of that nation. In addition, female participation in counsels, groups, and businesses is seen to increase efficiency. For a general idea on how an empowered women can impact a situation monetarily, a study found that of Fortune 500 companies, "those with more women board directors had significantly higher financial returns, including 53 percent higher returns on equity, 24 percent higher returns on sales and 67 percent higher returns on invested capital (OECD, 2008). "This study shows the impact women can have on the overall economic benefits of a company. If implemented on a global scale, the inclusion of women in the formal workforce (like a Fortune 500 company) can increase the economic output of a nation.


Barriers of women empowerment


Many of the barriers to women empowerment and equity lie ingrained into the cultures of certain nations and societies. Many women feel these pressures, while others have become accustomed to being treated inferior to men. Even if men, legislators, NGOs, etc. are aware of the benefits women empowerment and participation can have, many are scared of disrupting the status quo and continue to let societal norms get in the way of development.

posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on April 01

Soooo...just reading the posts' here....what you guys are saying is, the guy gropes the girl so let's eliminate the girls job....???.....interesting....

Better question is: Where are the women drivers, crew chiefs, mechanics, race officials, etc...?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:45 AM on April 02

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