SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
SEXISM IN CHESS? DOES IT EXIST?
Tournament poster with lipstick in a rook and the word ”women’s” written in lipstick
We live in a world that is more often ruled by our hormones than by good sense…
”So why do so many women wear lipstick? What is the obsession with painting our lips red, when our lips are naturally pink already? During sex blood rushes throughout the body causing our lips to redden. By painting our lips red or wearing lipstick, women can be more sexually appealing to the opposite sex. Additionally feeling sexy gives women power, and boosts her self-confidence. Therefore women are a sex symbol within society.
Lipstick and makeup still remains a symbol of adult sexuality. Wearing lipstick is a symbol of a woman’s maturity. However the age of womanhood has been blurred over the years and there is still an objection from parents to hold off the age when girls should start wearing makeup and lipstick. Although, if you check out any high school in America there is an overwhelming abundance of teenagers wearing makeup. Additionally cosmetic companies are advertising to the younger market. This just proves that women throughout the world cannot live without their makeup and most carry it with them daily. Thus women feel naked without their lipstick.”Why women wear lipstick
BUT I AM NOT COMPLAINING! I CAN NOT IMAGINE THIS BLOG WITHOUT SEXISM…
WHO SAYS THAT LIFE IS FAIR?
Female World Champion Hou Yifan proved , and Judit Polgar before her, that you don’t need to have special women’s prizes. But witness this: while in this year’s Gibraltar tournament there was no separate women’s tournament, special prizes in excess of 25,000 pounds were awarded to women players according to their finish relative to EACH OTHER! PRIZES AWARDED BECAUSE SOME PLAYERS HAVE VAGINAS, NOT PENISES Prizes awarded to women competitors that are independent of their official classification in the open tournament!
BUT MAYBE THAT IS JUST HOW THE BALL BOUNCES…
SEXISM IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS!
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS