texasmr2 wrote:madbrad wrote:There's not enough evidence to say Danica is a bi+ch, Maybe so, maybe not, but I think people like to say that because of a few blow ups on air(like most drivers) and the fact that she has a lot of fame and money and only one win. People have a problem with her. You're not allowed to be pretty in this sport. Only Danica is not allowed to lose her temper in the pitlane.
Yep when a male driver lose's his temper at another male driver its HEY FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT but when she lose's her temper the concensus is what a bitch, I dont understand that .
I could go either way on that. If by getting in a male racer's face, she realizes that she acts like a man and is treated in kind...like a man, then I guess it is ok. IF, on the other hand, she expects chivalry and restraint from a man whose face she is in...well, that is a different story but either way, she is at an advantage.. The video of her in pit lane that I saw, was looking like a woman heading down to get confrontational with a man...and that gets touchy very quickly. Her argument would be that she is a competitor the same as him and if she wants to get in his face then all is fair and I agree with that...but her competitor's equally correct response would be that she is a competitor like anyone else and if she gets in his face he will get right back in hers. Both are correct, but the man will always come away from that altercation worse off.
I have witnessed such an exchange in the pits between a female driver and a male...and was damned glad I was not involved. The male simply can not walk away from such an exchange without being tarnished in some way. The one I witnessed, he yelled right back at her and as she bowed up in his face...he followed suit. Even knowing the circumstances as I did, having been the car behind those two and seeing that she was clearly at fault...I still felt the chivalry impulse and wanted to shut him up. A man simply will not come away from such an altercation in tact. If he responds, he is garbage, if he does not...he is emasculated.
I think it would be best if she did her talking in race results and didn't pull the confrontation card. She is at an unfair advantage in such a battle, she knows it and should therefore use restraint herself. The bathing suit photo sessions, however...she should feel free to be as unrestrained as she feels is appropriate.