‘We won’t wear hijabs’: Chess queens threaten to boycott world championships in Iran after being told they MUST wear Islamic headscarfs

Our thanks to Martin for this. Leaving aside the cultural issue in the story, the existence of chess competitions (and other non-physical competitions) for women only is ridiculous. The forthcoming tournament should be renamed, maybe something like:

World Chess Championship (for people who are unable to compete with men)

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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