International Chess Federation, FIDE, has released new guidelines targeting transgender players. The guidelines would strip trans men's titles, and potentially bar trans women from playing.
Its almost like it was never about "biological competitive advantage" huh?
Trans women should not be barred from playing women's chess, nor should there be some ephemeral 2 year requirement, nor should trans men lose their titles after transition.
This is just misogyny and transphobia.
Wow this is both transphobic AF and sexist AF against cis women well. 🥴 We all knew their “protecting women” argument was just thinly veiled misogyny.
So men have an advantage over women in contests of intellect? That’s what they’re saying. Idiot TERFs will go along not caring they’re saying they are inferior. Why do people care? What is the point? Sounds like hatred for its own sake
So is chess now considered a full contact sport? This is beyond crazy.
Ok people, it’s one thing to fight trans humans playing sports where strength could be an advantage (mind you there are many cis-gendered women who flat out beat men in several sports). This goes beyond ridiculous. Are they really stating that the trans brain is more superior than a cis brain? They have lost their damn minds.
Wait I’m so confused. Where the supposed “bIoLoGiCaL AdVaNtAgE”?
Well, there isn’t one. There isn’t one period. This just full on segregationist bigotry.
I’m so tired of this CRAP. All this bigotry is such nonsense.
FULL INCLUSION IN ALL SPORTS NOW!!!!
The competition has (sadly) been fierce, but congrats to FIDE for setting a new standard for transphobic nonsense, with a healthy dose of sexism to boot.
So basically "trans men aren't women anymore so and they have to revok their women's titles but trans women are men too and they can't compete in the women's" such bigotry nonsense
Wait. So now it's *not* about a supposed physical advantage, but an intellectual one? Jump on the anti-trans bandwagon much?
Chess people are generally... bad
TIL: Chess is segregated by gender. Chess. Chess? Lol, why waste an opportunity to insult both women and trans people. Chess??
Can you clarify "Transgender women can keep their male titles." There is no "male titles" in chess. If you're referring to non-women titles, they're for anyone who elects to use it (many women choose to not take a women title because they don't believe in the gendered structure of the titles)
I think "Transgender men must relinquish their titles after transitioning." is misinterpreted or at least far too vague, they must revoke their women- title, I'd assume they qualify for open titles, but without clarification, this just seems like more rushed anti-trans nonsense...
As for this in whole, it's so disheartening banning trans women from women events. FIDE has always seen women as lesser in skill than men, in my opinion, as we can see in the women titles you can qualify with hundreds of elo points less for women titles than open ones (which goes back to women not electing to take them). I think they inaccurately see trans women as men so they don't want to treat them as lesser, or something. It's so stupid. Very disappointing to be a chess player right now.
Yes, this is misogyny and ridiculous as far as any sports argument goes. But that's not really what this is about. This is about saying that transgender are "them" and have no right to exist. They are at war with us and want us eradicated. They will claim we have an ideology (which we don't) that is a threat to the fabric of society (or chess, or insert brain fart here). We are a threat only to ourselves from relentless right wing persecution and the dysphoria which is a common burden. This is another instance of dehumanizing evil.
Horrifying policy yet somehow hilarious 🤣. It's so bad and unfair that it's ridiculously funny. 😆
okay, if folks want to bar transgender women from beauty pageants I think they also have to ban anyone who has any cosmetic surgery of any kind from pagents (no nose jobs, no boob jobs, etc.).
And why the fuck is there gender in chess at all?????
They should just come out and admit that they don’t think *any* transgender person is deserving of respect . . . or to have their basic humanity acknowledged! They want to relegate us to pariah status!