Monday, 15 April 2013

Dear Stirling

Dear Stirling,

You are an ass.

Yours sincerely,

A mother of two daughters who I am trying to teach can do ANYTHING they put their mind to. A mother of a son, who I am trying to teach can do anything he puts his mind to.

A mother of three children who I am trying to teach to work hard, to strive for what they want to achieve and let their only limitations be themselves. I don't want ANY of my children to think that they will not be able to do something JUST because of their sex.

"I think they have the strength, but I don't know if they have the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel to wheel" - Stirling Moss

I don't know why I am surprised, this is the man who recently said that he wanted to be played by someone masculine in a film made of his life, "Not a poofter or anything"

Some people may argue that he is from a different time, with different views, and I will argue that I owe it to my children to stand up and say I disagree with his views, outdated or otherwise they should not go unchallenged.

ALL of my children are equal, male, female, none of them are better than each other because of their sex, Stirling.

If my daughters wanted to drive F1, I would give them my blessing, if my son wanted to drive F1, he too would get my blessing. It's not about their sex, it's about whether as an individual they could handle the pace, pressure and had the mental aptitude. Some women cannot do this, but neither can some men.

So Stirling, you are an ass.

Yours sincerely

A mother of three individual children.

Big Fashionista x x

What do you think about Stirling Moss's comments? Was he right to say women don't have the mental aptitude to race in F1, or are his comments outdated?

Let me know.



  1. He is such a bore. Also he is so unimportant and his views so worthless that I didn't even let it wind me up. He is a relic and like most relics should be buried only to find them a few hundred years later by an archeaologist who will question what they hell it was and feel sorry for the population who lived at the time.

    1. He is a hangover from a previous generation, maybe we need people like him to remind us of how far we have come, and how far we still had to go?

  2. he is purely of anthropological use - actually I think it is better said out loud because like proof-reading and editing when it is said out loud only then you can see how ridiculous it is.

  3. He's a massive tool. Fact.

    As you were ....

  4. For a moment I read "as you were..." As though it was "you were a tool once".

  5. People try to argue that it's 'allowed' from the older generations but the fact is, it isn't. Whether it be sexism, racism none are or should be tolerated. Once people thought that slavery was acceptable too..... Move with the times Stirling or be left behind!


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