October 03, 2016

“I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression”: US chess champion boycotts world championship in Iran

StaffRebel Columnist

The reigning US Chess Champion has decided not to attend the world championship in Iran because she'd be forced to wear a hijab.

“I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression. Even if it means missing one of the most important competitions of my career,” Nazi Paikidze said in an interview with the founder of My Stealthy Freedom.

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Susan Polgar, who chairs the women’s committee of the international chess governing body has tried to silence Paikidze by telling her to keep her opinions off Twitter and to take it up with FIDE and WOM.

Paikdze responded by saying, “I already did. Thanks to Twitter this issue got a lot of attention as well.”

“Not the right position to insult me and members of @WOMChess when we are trying to help you,” Polgar shot back.

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“Nothing of what I said was a personal insult/attack to anyone but FIDE's decision,” the young chess champion responded, showing no fear.

In an Instagram post, Paikdze made her decision very clear. “This is a post for those who don't understand why I am boycotting FIDE's decision. I think it's unacceptable to host a WOMEN'S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens. For those saying that I don't know anything about Iran: I have received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day. Thank you MyStealthyFreedom for sharing my interview.”

SOUND OFF in the comments: do you agree with Nazi Paikidze's decision to boycott the world championship?

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commented 2016-10-21 21:18:23 -0400
I’d say this brainy little cutie-pie has just put a lot of so-called feminists to shame!
To Shame…you herd o’ two-faced cows.
commented 2016-10-06 10:25:18 -0400
Bravo Nazi!!!!
commented 2016-10-06 09:32:24 -0400
How on Earth can the FIDE justify a decision as potentialy conflictual as holding a world class Womens tournrment, in a country that subjugates women to sevitude, and obliges non muslim contestants to dress in a manor contrary to their freedom of personal expression. This is totally unnacceptable! And I hope many other contestants will follow Nazi Paikidze in her totally justified boycott of this fascist attitude.This is a “WORLD” competition, not an “Iranian” event!
commented 2016-10-06 04:51:03 -0400
i admire anyone who stands by their principles over money, prestige or fame
good for her, i wish more people behaved in such a fashion
commented 2016-10-05 16:33:33 -0400
This young woman is a breath of fresh air in a world tripping over itself to appease islam.
Regarding ABC’s comment below – Get real. Applying make-up and using fake eye-lashes is no more “oppressive” than shaving or wearing a tie. Most women enjoy using make-up and NOT ONE, other than those who choose to be actors, has ever been forced to do so.
commented 2016-10-05 12:33:00 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Avoid excessive profanity.
commented 2016-10-05 11:33:40 -0400
You think all Muslims support the suppression of women? Just watched this crazy video on Helpmebro…mind blown. http://helpmebro.com/posts/orA6a0ot6z
commented 2016-10-05 10:27:34 -0400
ABC, I know of no women who are forced to wear makeup. Your comparison is invalid.
commented 2016-10-05 10:17:22 -0400
Good for her — need more like that — no reason she should — she competes as herself, not somebody else because someone says so. Either she is recognized for her skill, or there is not recognition — hijab or not!
commented 2016-10-05 10:14:12 -0400
And applying make-up or using fake eye-lashes is not oppressive!! just saying!
commented 2016-10-05 08:03:29 -0400
Glenn Carducci wrote: “The left wing will cry ‘Shame’. That is their knee jerk reaction. There is no thought allowed in left wing ideology. If you cannot react from raw emotion, you do not belong.”

The major problem with that comment is that Glenn is simply wrong. All the left-leaning people I know support gender equality. The people I know that try to control women’s personal choices are generally fundamentalist/religious right-wingers. Personally, I support Paikidze’s right to choose what she wears, and I agree with her that it’s a terrible idea to hold a women’s championship in places where women are not treated more equally.
commented 2016-10-05 07:04:52 -0400
So sorry Dest Est , I can be so stupid sometimes, I do apologise most profusely! I would erase the last comment but I appear not to be able to ….so please accept my apologies? Thanks
commented 2016-10-05 06:57:24 -0400
Dest Est….. you’re joking right!!! More Nazis…..if so how incredibly insensitive and cruel !!!
I am an asian and an atheist and thank God for people like Paikdze , a young public figure who is brave and humane enough to say
it as it is and DO SOMETHING about it unlike the NAZIs …. COWARDLY and CRUEL eh like you Dest Est!!!!
commented 2016-10-05 05:39:13 -0400
The left wing will cry “Shame”. That is their knee jerk reaction. There is no thought allowed in left wing ideology. If you cannot react from raw emotion, you do not belong.
commented 2016-10-05 04:14:47 -0400
Way to stand up for women’s rights (HUMAN right’s).
The world needs more Nazis. >.>
commented 2016-10-04 20:15:07 -0400
Good to see a young woman who is not a regressive lib not backing down to political correctness and appeasement.
commented 2016-10-04 19:23:48 -0400
WELL DONE. You might feel like just one voice, but every little pebble can start a landslide. You give heart to women everywhere to stand in defiance of Islamists. They are encroaching on public life from Tehran to Toronto, from Saudi to Sydney. We must stand up, we cannot be silent – and you are NOT alone.
commented 2016-10-04 09:42:08 -0400
Bravo to you, Nazi, wish there were more like you standing up for women’s freedom in those Muslim countries.
commented 2016-10-04 09:37:41 -0400
This article needs to be emailed to Canada’s “Dear Leader” Rebel Staff.
commented 2016-10-04 09:08:38 -0400
Good move!
commented 2016-10-04 03:15:35 -0400
And, very tellingly, watch what the mainstream media do, or rather ignore, this one… Speaks volumes…
commented 2016-10-04 03:06:18 -0400
The progressives are aghast , it is not oppression when it is done by Islamics, it is cultural expression or some other garbage.
commented 2016-10-04 03:04:54 -0400
“we are trying to help you” , yeah sure you are.
commented 2016-10-04 03:03:33 -0400
Well done, we need more women like you.
The left wing trolls will be confused by this story since it involves integrity, a word they do not understand.
commented 2016-10-03 20:48:22 -0400
It’s a beautiful thing to witness someone with principles stand up to this insanity. Our girls need more role models like this young lady.
commented 2016-10-03 19:39:14 -0400
You’d have to be fucking crazy to enter Iran for any reason, and you’ve have to be fucking crazy to hold any event there unless you want your attendees to be kidnapped and ransomed as a western “spies”.
commented 2016-10-03 19:20:03 -0400
Yea, Nazi Paikidze! You are my hero!!
commented 2016-10-03 18:33:06 -0400
very refreshing to see some one speak up and defend her position [ the correct one ] and not be silenced by the lefty’s and PC crowd, where are the rest of the women sticking up for her ,too busy i guess bending over for clinton ,obama and his muslim invaders .
commented 2016-10-03 17:54:19 -0400
Yes! What an amazing and brave young lady. This is what real feminism looks like! This is what it would be like if the third wave Lib fems hadn’t taken over. We need more people who will speak up and stand up for what’s right like this young woman has. I hope what she said and her actions inspires and motivates more women and men to speak out against the very real oppression of barbaric Islam.
commented 2016-10-03 17:36:42 -0400
Well, the Canadian feminazis will be PO’d at her.