We will have a great ‘coffee’ article for later this morning! The latest FIDE election news. Recent tournament results and much more. Check it out!
Good morning, Monday! It is the middle of the month already…where does the time go? You can tell it is approaching the middle of the year when the number of tournaments (teams and individual) are such that it is (almost) impossible to follow them all. Not that some well known sites care less…
Have you also noticed how FEW tournaments are followed by the more popular chess-news blogs? The ‘msm-chess’ sites , in the english language , that I am referring to include Chess.Com, ChessBase, ChessDom, Susan Polgar’s DailyChessNews, and one or two others. If you visit these sites during the week, you will have noticed that they cover virtually the same few tournaments.
Worse still, the political views expressed on these sites all have the same right-ish bias. (Don’t take me literally, please.) I don’t have a problem with this, but it does get boring to see the world as either black/white or as a hammer/nail type of model.
Fortunately, there are dozens of smaller sites that are just as good (atleast, in my opinion) in terms of quality and content, and do allow for / tolerate the free expression of (some) opinions different to those of the owners.
Not that I am accusing anyone of censorship, ofcourse, but when the most popular chess-news blogs carry virtually the EXACT same political content, you have to ask yourself WHY?
‘Coffee, Tea or Me’
Blame it on Harvy Weinstein! But it is a good thing. There appeared in the last few days an interesting statistic from inside the AirLine industry that reveals that 70% of flight attendants have been sexually harassed while on the job. (LINK)
I suppose that the job of a flight attendant has been stereotyped, ever since the 50’s and 60’s Sexual Revolution, in literature, film and in fact. Perhaps, before my time, it was considered politically correct. No doubt it is time to change all that. You have my vote. Below is a small selection, from the internet, of this unfortunate stereotype.
To be continued