The international chess federation known as FIDE has published new rules that state that a person whose "gender was changed from a male to a female the player has no right to participate in official FIDE events for women until further FIDE’s decision is made"....
The English Chess Federation (and others) have fought back against the FIDE's stupid and hateful ban of trans people from chess competitions.
We hope that #FIDE will reconsider their new rules about transgender players, which in our view seem discriminatory and potentially harmful. Several national #chess federations have publicly expressed similar concerns. We urge FIDE to review the situation, consult with players who would be affected by the rules, and work towards a more inclusive solution.
Based German Chess Association
2023 right? 🤨 🏳️⚧️
Chess official calls for more research as decision to block transgender women draws fire
- top global chess official (Dana Reizniece-Ozola, FIDE) called for more research into whether factors such as hormone levels & physical endurance impact players' abilities at male-dominated game
So apparently #FIDE as provided a reason for why trans women are banned from playing in womens tournaments, citing factors such as "physical endurance"...
You literally sit on a chair for some hours while moving a light wooden piece every minute or so. I- What?
Imagine sitting down to play #Chess and you don't have a 2 year report on your opponent's genetalia. What if I go to mate a woman but then she jumps up, whips out a giant cock and says "Not so fast buster, it is I who will mate you!" and now according to the rules of the game I have to bottom for her. I didn't sign up for that. Like, do I still call her afterwards or do I wait for her to call me? Is it all texts these days? I just wanted to play a boardgame and now I'm all stressed out.
They're like papal astronomers postulating more and more curly trajectories for planets that obviously don't move according to their twisted ideology.
World Chess Body Bans Transgender Women From Competing In Women's Events https://games.slashdot.org/story/23/08/17/2238256/world-chess-body-bans-transgender-women-from-competing-in-womens-events?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon
This should be downright illegal, anywhere in the world.
(Okay, except maybe Florida, because Florida.)
The #FIDE ban on #trans women in women's #chess tournaments gets worse the more you read it. Not only are trans women banned from the women's game, but they've also told trans men that any titles won in the women's game from pre-transition will be rescinded, unless they detransition. They can't pretend it's about protecting the integrity of the game or whatever nonsense, when the only internally consistent thing about the ruling is that it's anti-trans in every way, and is deliberately cruel
The policy of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) strikes me as triply offensive: (a) transphobic, (b) sexist to female chess players, and (c) simply an insult to everybody's intelligence.
When I hear that trans women have been banned from chess I wonder if conservatives understand how they can no longer be perceived as anything but fragile lunatics.
I have over 50 feeds from #Chess-related news sources in my RSS Reader, but maybe I've chosen some very mainstream or very conservative ones: not one mention this morning of the fact that #FIDE is implementing very transphobic regulations.
Like, anyone who's been following the chess world in the past century knows that FIDE is far from an institution to be proud of, but come on...
/Please excuse the QT, @AnarchoNinaWrites
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#FIDE, the World Chess Federation, needs to face some urgent challenges:
Get a proper audit on corruption and suspicious "gray area" sponsorships by sanctioned (= Russian) companies.
Establish the same standards for all FIDE events, particularly the women's chess championships. This year's Women's Grand Prix in New Delhi is something that mustn't happen again.
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