Friday, November 20, 2015

No such thing as sexism in chess

To:, 7 November 2015.

Dear Dominic

I'm a member of the English Chess Federation (membership number 4166) and my attention was drawn by a sentence attributed to you by the Times newspaper on October 27. It claims you said the following:
There is no such thing as sexism in chess.
As this statement seems on the face of it absurd, I was wondering whether you were correctly quoted and if not, what exactly you did say.



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At some level, you can say it makes sense, either that is true that the FIDE rules of chess do not define sexism, or that black and white are gender neutral terms. Of course, sexism does exist in chess. Without bring anatomy into it, you can find studies that say that men choose over aggressive lines when they are playing a woman.