“By participating, I would be forced to submit to forms of oppression designed specifically for women. It sets the wrong example, particularly for young girls interested in chess.” Paikidze posted further on Instagram about her decision.
“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.”
FINALLY someone outside of politics GETS IT! Hell yeah girl! Paikidze not only took a huge stand for women’s rights as she refused to bow to Islam and be subjugated to a religion that treats women like second class citizens, but she also took a huge stand for America as well, sending a clear message that we as Americans WILL NEVER give up our freedoms to appease anyone. Share this article if you are PROUD Nazi Paikidze! What a great role model for all young women around the world!
H/T [Marie Clare]