Why are chess titles divided up based on gender?

  • #1

    It seems to me that a game based solely on mental capacity wouldn't be divided this way.

  • #2

    Durn, I've never seen this before! 

  • #3

    Perversely, it's to encourage a minority to participate.

    If women don't want to play, I'm not sure how this sort of thing is encouraging.  I suppose sexism is still entrenched enough the world over that many don't even notice, and it actually ends up working Tongue out

  • #4

    Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.

  • #5
    Violets_are_blue wrote:

    Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.


  • #6
    uhohspaghettio wrote

    Suppose it were somehow found that Asian people have more brain cells by far than Caucasian people, and are smarter on average by all measureable tests. So what? That doesn't make them "superior". It would just be a piece of information. A lot of people tend to have this philia for people who able to recite things, able to do complex calculations etc.


    Of course that makes them superior on average, but only with respect to those specific tests. When it comes to chess, I have no problem admitting that you are superior to me, because it's true.

  • #7

    Trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls trolling trollls...

    Ohboyherewego.jpg

  • #8
    Violets_are_blue wrote:

    Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.


    This has to be one of the most revolting people I've ever seen on the site. Nearly all his posts are sexist tripe.

  • #9
    Conquistador wrote:

    Trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls trolling trollls...

    Ohboyherewego.jpg


  • #10

    because

  • #11

    Because nobody bought the book titled "How to beat your Mom at chess."

  • #12
    Who could have predicted an idiot like violets_are_blue would show up in a thread like this....
  • #13
    PStarr wrote:

    It seems to me that a game based solely on mental capacity wouldn't be divided this way.


     Cool 100% agree!!! thnx!

  • #14

    Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

    A man's division and a woman's division?

  • #15
    DENVERHIGH wrote:

    Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

    A man's division and a woman's division?

     


    Chess isn't.  But I don't know if you consider chess a sport or not.

  • #16

    Obviously that's the idea...

  • #17

    If your sex involves chess titles, you are doing it wrong.

  • #18

    One of my greatest disappointments in life is that, being a man, I can never obtain the WGM title.

    I cry myself to sleep every night.

  • #19
    waffllemaster wrote:
    DENVERHIGH wrote:

    Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

    A man's division and a woman's division?

     


    Chess isn't.  But I don't know if you consider chess a sport or not.


     CoolCool chess is not a sport!! its a game.

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