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Women are under fire all over the world. Everybody is trying to oppress them! But the worst situation is in the Muslim countries! Look what happened with our chess champion Paikidze while she was in Iran these days.
Nazi Paikidze is the reigning U.S. chess champion, but when the Iranian government told her she had to wear a hijab, the Muslim head veil, and restrict contact with men in order to compete in the world competition hosted by Iran this year, she refused. The “morality laws” were supported by FIDE, the international organization that coordinates the world chess championship event.
“By participating, I would be forced to submit to forms of oppression designed specifically for women,” Paikidze told Marie Clare magazine. “It sets the wrong example, particularly for young girls interested in chess.” Paikidze further explained her decision in a post on Instagram in September.
This is a post for those who don’t understand why I am boycotting FIDE’s decision. I think it’s unacceptable to host a WOMEN’S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens. For those saying that I don’t know anything about Iran: I have received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day.
She is our personal hero. She is incredible. She risked her career and huge money prize in the competition in Iran but she chose to be proud and brave. We need more woman like her in the world and in America.
We all need strong brave women to fight for their rights and for their place in the society and the world. Muslim clerics are very rough against women, or at lest they are in some societies.
American women are very respected, they are very strong, our traditional family values out them in strong and safe and well respected place.