Skip to comments.WorldViews ‘I will NOT wear a hijab’: U.S. chess star refuses to attend world championships in Iran
Posted on 10/07/2016 5:07:21 AM PDT by tekrat
As one of the most successful women to ever play the male-dominated game of chess, Nazi Paikidze is used to having her moves watched closely.
Her latest has drawn international attention: Paikidze announced last week that she will boycott Februarys Women's World Chess Championship in Iran because the players will have to wear hijabs.
Paikidzes decision will deprive the tournament of one of the games brightest stars and biggest draws the U.S. champion who once told a magazine she would do everything I can to help more girls get into chess.
Smart, cute and brave. A great woman.
Good for her! I say P-K4!
Notice the pressholes aren’t using the accent on her first name.
Is her name really Nazi or am I reading it wrong?
I’m strangely okay with the women having to wear hajibs at a tournament in Iran. Why? It’s precedent for NOT allowing them to wear hajibs in competitive events in other countries.
Good for her. How did this tournament wind up in Iran?
Im strangely okay with the women having to wear hajibs at a tournament in Iran. Why? Its precedent for NOT allowing them to wear hajibs in competitive events in other countries.
Islam > Feminism and I will rub that in every feminist’s face who tries to scold me.
Why is the Women's World Chess Championship even being held in a country that promotes death to America?
I flew into Riyadh back in 2008. Jut before landing, the American businessmen I flew seemed overly concerned about tucking every single blonde hair of mine under the hijab I was required to put on before we landed. I joked with them about it but they never even cracked a smile. I asked why and one of them said that they wanted to make sure I would be coming back with them the next day.
It's in the article: Iran is the only country that "submitted a proposal" to host the championship, and none of the 150 member countries objected.
How about Iran repect HER and not make her ware a dish towel on her head if she doesn't want to?
Trump should offer to host an alternative All Women Chess tournament at one of his amazing hotels at the same time...with complimentary accomodations for the participants...
...with no religiosity discrimination.
I’m a guy, but if that had been me, it would have been the last time I ever went to SA.
Nazi (Na-zee) is a common name in the country of Georgia.
I knew a girl with exactly that name, and nickname, back in the 1980s in college. She and her family had fled the takeover by the Ayatollah.
As for relating it to Hitler's Nazi Party, there is no relationship. Just as there is no relationship between the Vietnamese nickname "Phuc" and that most common four letter word on the streets of New York.
She really should change the spelling. Even Nozzie would be better. What a beautiful girl!
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