Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

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  • Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09...p-in-iran.html

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    Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

    Hijabs &c.

    September 29, 2016

    See: FIDE General Assembly Decisions, Baku 2016 on this page for a discussion

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    • #3
      Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

      Well, the guys had to wear these traditional chinese clothes during the tournament in Nanjing (2009). Of course the underlying issues are vastly different, but I'm not sure I'd like to wear an outfit that means nothing to me, just so that the local crowd is pleased.

      Women should ask for financial compensation in order to wear the hidjab at this chess tournament. Fine, you want us to wear it? Pay us and we'll wear it.

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      • #4
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        Sadly, for the first time in years I see a newspaper article about a chess event and it is about this.

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        • #5
          Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

          If Irani women are allowed to wear a hijab in public in Canada, then Canadian women should be allowed to wear what they want in Iran.
          Otherwise boycott the event.

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            In fact if both Canada and the USA boycott, then we could stage a protest event - a Canada USA ladies match with the girls all in bikinis. Now that would capture the attention of the world's press. And we all know that chess needs more coverage (:) ) in the press.

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            • #7
              Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

              Or if Canada is alone in the boycott, then a bikinis vs burkas match with the burkas represented by any woman who wish to play so dressed. Guess what the final score would be. And THAT picture would REALLY get into the news!

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              • #8
                Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                In fact, I'm ready to organize the event for next Spring in front of City Hall. Girls willing to take part, either bikini or burka, please post your RSVP here.

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                • #9
                  Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                  The logic of the Women's cycle escapes me. This knock out World Championship tournament has now been delayed again because it is difficult to sell. FIDE claims it is impossible to sell as a qualifying tournament. So nuke the knock out!

                  So saying, FIDE has responded to some of my questions about the event. Wearing hidjabs during the round is not yet a certainty. They are also hoping to secure a hotel with a playing hall on site. Iran has organized a Men's Grand Prix and a Women's Grand Prix already, in "sterling" fashion. Our current champion has no problem with Iran or the hidjab, by the way.

                  When Iran was mentioned at the Executive Board and later at the General Assembly, no one objected. The matter was coupled with the discussion from China, regarding Hou Yifan's objection to having to play in the knockouts. Since the participation rights of players now reach out to 2018, the tournament will continue at least until then in Khanty Mansiysk. Like FIDE's other white elephant, the World Cup, it may end up being tied to future Olympic bids.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                    FWIW, this whole issue is currently being discussed by the CFC Executive

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                    • #11
                      Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                      And so far we seem to have differing opinions.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                        Such a tease ... and who's opinions are what?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                          Originally posted by Neil Frarey View Post
                          Such a tease ... and who's opinions are what?
                          You don't seriously think Ken (or anyone) on the Executive would reveal their discussion points?
                          I wonder what is the point of having the discussion anyway - what does Canada's stance matter...

                          The U.S. representative (Nazi) already has stated she has no intention of going - mostly due to US State Department warnings about US citizens in general travelling to Iran.
                          Why not hold it in just about any Western country that doesn't feature oppression and forget the stupid requirements like wearing a Hijab or other ornament of subjugation?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                            An article on the issue.
                            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...?ref=ccl-share

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                            • #15
                              Re: Women will be forced to compete in hijabs at the next world championship in Iran

                              Hal didn't mention that the tournament has already been postponed once and nobody besides Iran expressed any interest. This is presumably why nobody objected.

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