Why are chess titles divided up based on gender?

PStarr

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

batgirl

Durn, I've never seen this before! 

waffllemaster

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

Violets_are_blue

Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.

helltank
Violets_are_blue wrote:

Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.


browni3141
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.

Conquistador

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corrijean
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.

corrijean
Conquistador wrote:

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SKiBATRAX

because

jjeffrey

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

TheGrobe
Who could have predicted an idiot like violets_are_blue would show up in a thread like this....
Rafchess
PStarr wrote:

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


 Cool 100% agree!!! thnx!

DENVERHIGH

Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

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

waffllemaster
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.

waffllemaster

Obviously that's the idea...

Estragon

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

Kens_Mom

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.

Rafchess
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.