Why is there a Women's World Championship?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #761

    netzach

    Elubas wrote:

    netzach: You can believe that, but you can't read my mind. In any case, at least I don't try to hurt anybody, and you do.

    electricpawn: I don't know. Is it really so wrong for me to think that it's such a bad thing? I mean, if I became a 2400 player, I would be pretty annoyed if it turned out I couldn't make a sufficient living with chess, knowing that if I were a woman I would be able to. To think -- it all came down to a coin flip -- in a sense.

    Maybe my feeling is controversial, but I think people should respect it, just like I respect their opinions.

    Screwing up threads & boring people to tears with humourless numbing banality does hurt !

    Respect is something that is earned not given out like candy...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #762

    Elubas

    TheGrobe wrote:

    Well that's just silly. It's well established that there is a continuum of mental growth and improvement as one ages towards adulthood, so that "bias" is entirely justified.

    TheGrobe, sometimes I think you are trying anything to disagree with me. I think groups based on age is justified, just like you. I'm trying to show how it's of a different nature than gender discrimination.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #763

    TheGrobe

    Earlier you were complaining about age discrimination....

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #764

    netzach

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #765

    Elubas

    TheGrobe wrote:

    Earlier you were complaining about age discrimination....

    I guess we had a misunderstanding: when I said "Nobody would be offended if you supposed a three year old much weaker than an adult," I didn't imply that I had a problem with age discrimination. I meant that it was valid to assume that a three year-old was weaker than an adult -- implying that age discrimination is often ok, and that it is invalid to assume that a woman is dumber than a man -- implying that gender discrimination is harder to justify.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #766

    netzach

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #767

    TheGrobe

    I think I mistook your statement. In the context of your earlier comments about age discrimination I took the statement about age discrimination being less contraversial than gender discrimination to be an implication that it shouldn't be.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #768

    Elubas

    I guess, the real reason I'm so passionate about this is because the whole thing is so ignored. Male discrimination is not the worst possible thing in the world, nor is the discrimination as harsh, overall, as female discrimination, it's just that there are people who might not even know male discrimination even exists. I want to convince people that it does exist. How would we like it if a political issue we cared about wasn't even recognized by 95% of the world?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #769

    netzach

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #770

    batgirl

    I like Gaugin.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #771

    netzach

    Hey me too ! & he arrived here by accident via typo for '' Paul Hogan '' hehe..

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #772

    netzach

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #773

    theoreticalboy

    Gaugin was a jerk and an idiot, but a semi-interesting painter, I guess.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #774

    kco

    theoreticalboy wrote:

    Gaugin was a jerk and an idiot, but a semi-interesting painter, I guess.

    doesn't that sound familiar to an chess player (BF Wink) ?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #775

    netzach

    Nah.. him (Gauguin) & Van were superb drinkers, raconteurs, womanisers & madmen, What not to like ?   Smile

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #776

    theoreticalboy

    They were hopeless wannabe bohemians; well, Van Gogh certainly was, anyway.  Gauguin of course had more success there, but most came in such creepy fashion (the Tahitian jaunt replete with pre-pubescent girls etc) that it doesn't seem right to laud him for it.

    And how admirable can he be if I always spell his name incorrectly?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #777

    netzach

    Well as mentioned (see previous post) google were happy with '' Gogan ''. lol !.

    Bohemian live-short burn-bright not sensible but I do admire...

    Tahiti is cess-pit nowadays & cannot blame him for that :)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #778

    theoreticalboy

    He lived until he was 54, had sex with pre-pubescent Tahitian girls in a  coloniser-colonised relationship, and died of syphilis.  No, these are not the acts of a bright bohemian.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #779

    1shtar

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #780

    1shtar

    how about this


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