Women and men in chess - smashing the stereotypes: readers' feedback
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|Wednesday, 01 July 2009|
The article "Women and men in chess - smashing the stereotypes" has been very popular with Pogonina.com, ChessBase.com, Sports.ru and Chess.com readers. Most of the feedback we have received included statements such as "stop your hatred against men", "this is feminist stuff", "women are just worse players than men, face it and try something else".
However, there were messages of a different kind. Here's a bright example:
I have read your chess base article
(http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5523) with great interest and saw some of
the typical, old-fashion reactions to it
(http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5544 ). Sexism survives easiest in the
international chess world and in the Italian government, it seems.
In any event, we have addressed the stereotyping hypothesis scientifically and have found
overwhelming support for it (see attachment). Of course many more studies are needed
(unfortunately we have exhausted the Italian female chess pool so future studies have to
be run elsewhere).
University of Padova
Here's the link to the scientific article, hope you will enjoy it:
Women and chess
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