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  •  Oh, that story about the girl playing chess for (6+ / 0-)

    porridge is amazing.  And I remember back when everybody know that women didn't have the kind of brains for serious chess...

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:46:47 PM PST

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    •  Women in America have been playing (1+ / 0-)
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      serious chess for quite a while, certainly decades.

      It is rare for a woman to get to the very top in chess (that is, to compete with the best men in the world on an equal basis). But there's lots and lots of women who play chess very well indeed.

      OTOH, there are also still lots of people who "know" that they don't have the ability, or shouldn't play, or that it was unfeminine, or that it would make women masculine etc. etc. ad nauseum.

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