Why would women be chanceless against men even in Chess, Snooker and Darts? It does not involve fighting skills, physical prowess. The facts are clear, there are almost no women among the top players, even in these non-physical sports.
In Chess there is only one woman in the top 100. Judit Polgar, ranked #32, by far the strongest woman player with a score of 2710, never became woman’s world champion because she chose to only compete in men’s tournaments. The second rated woman, with a score of 2605 is way below the # 100 ranked man with 2652 points.
The Women’s World Chess Championship is played to determine the women’s world champion in chess. Like the World Chess Championship, it is administered by FIDE. Unlike most sports, women are able to compete against men in chess, and so some women do not compete for the women’s title. Notably, the world’s top rated female player, Judit Polgar, has never competed for the women’s title Greatest Women’s World Chess Champion
There are 2300 male Grand Masters and 22 female Grand Masters.
Maybe this patriarchal discrimination can be repaired by a quota system, by nominating 1500 women grand masters! All of Europe thinks this is a good system to get women into board rooms and political power 0 1 2.3, So why not do this in chess. We are sorry we can not restrain our sarcasm.
Women can not compete against men even in chess, snooker, go and darts. Top 10 women tennis players are chanceless against top 500 male players and can barely compete with male college players. Nevertheless women achieved equal pay for less play in Wimbledon and other top competitions.
Feminism, political correctness and the discredited and debunked blank slate theory interpret all natural, inborn differences as "discrimination" that needs to be corrected by affirmative action. Various countries enacted (or plan to enact) 30% to 50% quotas in parlament and for top executives. Under the guise of counteracting a long debunked "wage gap" such regulations and fear of "discrimination" law suits put women ahead of more qualified male competitors. And of course there are no female quotas on death row, in prison, among the homeless to equalize the "glass bottom".
The reasons for such gender differences in results clearly seem to be in-born:
- Women, on average are less competitive: in the EEA only the top 50% of men had offspring, while almost all women procreated. So for men being in the top is absolutely vital to pass on their genes
- Therefore young males are risk takers to the point of risking their lives and health.
- Men have larger variance among almost all traits, thus they are over-represented on the top and on the bottom of almost all traits.
Feminism manipulated language and corrupted academic research to achieve such feats. In the US, Title IX, an anti-discrimination law has been used to systematically discriminate against men in sports and to subvert due process in sexual assault allegations.
Chess Grandmasters: 1300 men, 22 women.
The title grandmaster is awarded to strong chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. Once achieved, the title is held for life. In chess literature it is usually abbreviated to GM (similarly, FM stands for FIDE Master and IM for International Master). The abbreviation IGM for International Grandmaster can also sometimes be found, particularly in older literature.
GM, IM, and FM are open to both men and women. In 1978, Women’s World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili became the first woman to receive the GM title, by a special decision of FIDE. The first woman to qualify for the men’s title through achievement in tournament play was Susan Polgar in 1991. Since about 2000, most of the top 10 women have held the GM title. A separate gender-segregated title, WGM for Woman Grandmaster, is also available. It is awarded to women who attain a level of skill between that of a FIDE Master and an International Master. Wikipedia
There are about 1300 grandmasters in the world. I think just a little over that number by now. They are spread among 75 countries, with Russia having 156, Germany next with 61, and 15 countries having one each: 1 2
There is also a Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title, but the requirements for achieving it are much lower. Still, chess has not regained its former social status among women. As of 2011, no woman has ever been the world champion, and only a handful have made it to the top 500 players. Even so, the strength of women players continues to climb, and by 2005 most of the top 10 women held the Grandmaster title. In September 2005, Susan Polgar’s younger sister GM Judit Polgár of Hungary, then rated #8 in the world by the international chess organization FIDE, became the first woman to play for the World Championship title.
hree years ago, Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard University, claimed that genetic differences between the sexes led to a "different availability of aptitude at the high end". His widely derided led to his dismissal, but is views are by no means uncommon. In the same year, Paul Irwing and Richard Lynn conducted a review of existing studies on sex differences in intelligence and concluded:
"Different proportions of men and women with high IQs… may go some way to explaining the greater numbers of men achieving distinctions of various kinds for which a high IQ is required, such as chess grandmasters, Fields medallists for mathematics, Nobel prize winners and the like."
Of course, this must not be true. So the author cites some non-peer-reviewed research.
Far more men play chess than women and based on that simple fact, you could actually predict the differences we see in chess ability at the highest level. It’s a simple statistical fact that the best performers from a large group are probably going to be better than the best performers from a small one. Even if two groups have the same average skill and, importantly, the same range in skill, the most capable individuals will probably come from the larger group. [..]
The model revealed that the greater proportion of male chess players accounts for a whopping 96% of the difference in ability between the two genders at the highest level of play. If more women took up chess, you’d see that difference close substantially.
Well, it could be that women have less ambition. Less patience. Maybe they are too intelligent to waste half of their life studying theory of chess moves and sit behind boring chess boards.
This is very typical of Human Stupidity: when clearly defeated, then one weak unproven argument gets propped up and repeated constantly. 100′s of facts get ignored and devalued, one weak argument gets repeated.
If there were more women heavyweight boxers, then there would be more women in the top 100 boxing ranks?
Of course, this can be tested pretty easily. Take some school where all boys and girls play mandatory chess. And see the results. Or do some other tricks to get equal numbers of boys and girls to play chess. After a few years see the results.
Quite likely, in Russia there have been places where women were tested and selected for. And still, they did not find the super-woman that defeats the men.
Of course, even if this argument were true, that there are not enough women playing chess to be in the top echelon:
this still would not justify women quotas in chess championships, math contests, or CEO positions.
Women should NOT get 40% quotas among chess grand masters, nor among CEO
No matter if it is for lack of women with extreme talent, or for lack of women with enough ambition and time. If there are not enough women performing in top level fields, then there is no reason why they should be forced into top positions. It is interesting, that even in Norway, where women by law hold 40% of the board of directors positions, companies and directors know better then to vote token women into the top CEO positions.
Women and math contests
Women can not compete at math contests. So they get an extra advantage through some affirmative action.
- Affirmative action for women in math contests
- Affirmative action for women in math contests boosts participation without dropping results: what a nonsense!
- Hjernevask’ – that’s Norwegian for ‘brainwash Reading through the comments at the moment, but it seems a lot of the folks over there actually get how bad this is.