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Who benefits from a chess championship boycott? Not Iranian women | Ghoncheh Ghavami

Instead of withdrawing because of Iran’s jihab rule, Nazí Paikidze should come and see how our society really works – and how women fight oppression every day The American chess champion Nazí Paikidze has announced that she will boycott next year’s women’s world chess championship hosted by Iran, in protest at the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab rule for women. In an online petition, she says that she views wearing of the hijab – which is compulsory for female visitors in Iran – as supporting the oppression of women.
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