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Why are there so few women among professional chess players?

2021-10-14T13:04:49.904Z

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - For the first time in its history, the International Chess Federation has found a sponsor to fund the women's championship. A company whose business is ... breast augmentation.



By Emilia Dłużewska (wyborcza).

Respect and support for all independent and self-confident women who decide on their own, without allowing themselves to be objectified, labeled, judged or belittled

”.

These are the values ​​put forward by the Establishment Lab company, which has just become the main sponsor of the women's chess championship.

This contract is a revolution, because women's chess has long suffered from a lack of resources.

Sponsors prefer the “

open

category

, dominated by men.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) specifies that this funding will cover the entire year 2022, which has been declared the year of women's chess.

This event sounds like great news, and yet the players are angry.

Because under the name of Establishment Lab hides a company that produces ... breast implants.

Male gaze, male whim

The federation expected outraged reactions.

It was not its president, Arkady Dvorkovich, who announced to the press the signing

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Source: lefigaro

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