Chess Is A Sexist/Misogynist Game Watch

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its called a game! its not supposed to reflect on reality, its their for some amusement. if you dont like it, then dont play it....
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(Original post by paddy__power)
If it took more than 20 moves it should have been a draw :holmes: :p:
50 moves. :P
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(Original post by paddy__power)
If it took more than 20 moves it should have been a draw :holmes: :p:
Wasn't really counting how many moves it took it was a long game.:p:
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(Original post by Unknown?)
So I was just playing chess and if those of you who don't know the rules if you get a pawn to the other side of the board then you can promote it to a higher piece, which usually players choose a queen as its the most powerful piece so the move is called "queening" but this means that you can have more than 1 queen on the field at the same time. I for example had 3 queens on the board at the same time. But this means in a sense if you take the pieces meaning literally which I believe you do as you start with only 1 queen and 1 king that the king is then married to multiple women. Which seems rather misogynist to me as it devalues women in a sense like its saying its acceptable for men to have relationships with multiple women and he lets the women do all the work for him as the queen pretty much is the most powerful piece. Does anyone else think this as well? Chess is an old game so I'm not suprised that sexist themes from the past are subtly in it. :woo:

Edit: Also people here are saying that chess is racist because the player controlling the white pieces gets go first. If you want to discuss this too then I don't really mind but one side has to move first and there was a 50:50 chance they could have choosen either white or black and they chose white. If they decided blacks move first would that also be racist then? But they could have called the queen a number of different things such as general or prince etc but calling it queen and then being able to have multiple queens has misogynist undertones.

Edit 2: For all those who are saying that the queen is the most powerful piece therefore not sexist.

Yes that does seem like a role reversal but being the "king" he should be in charge but the whole game is aimed at protecting him so in a sense he is the most important piece though not the most powerful and the queen, ie the woman has to do all the work of protecting him.
Just no. You can have three or four bishops on the board, does that mean chess is reserved for the religious? Get over it; it means nothing.
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(Original post by Unknown?)
The pieces are known by their given names all around the world. The queen is the queen and the king is the king. Sure they could have called the queen the general instead and then the promotion of a pawn would not seem misogynst but people instead choose to call it the queen which shows that sexist views in society have found its way into the game.
Given that the term 'General' is outdated by the game by a fair way, I dare to suggest that they couldn't have called it the general. Appreciate the time scale of chess before bleating your misguided view.
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(Original post by Hedgeman49)
50 moves. :P
I know, but I always found thaty to be far too easy to made it 20 :eek3:

I probably shouldn't try and apply this to other people though XD
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(Original post by Unknown?)
Wasn't really counting how many moves it took it was a long game.:p:
I refuse to play people who take forever over a move because it stops it being fun :p:
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(Original post by paddy__power)
I know, but I always found thaty to be far too easy to made it 20 :eek3:

I probably shouldn't try and apply this to other people though XD
I play at a pretty high level and have played over 3000 games, and I've never once seen a draw by this rule.
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(Original post by Hedgeman49)
I play at a pretty high level and have played over 3000 games, and I've never once seen a draw by this rule.
Exactly, because it's easy to checkmate someone in 50 moves, hence why I made it 20 when playing with my mates to make it a challenge.
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You need to put that joint down fella.
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That's funny :lol:

So I laughed.
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Its nice that you are thoroughly analysing such a thought provoking game but you've made the critical mistake of overstepping the boundary thus making your deduction invalid. :holmes:
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Who cares. It's a game :/
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The king is a feeble, cowardly unit who can't survive in captivity so it is up to his wife to protect him as the most powerful piece on the board. The king can always ransom his wife back since she's tough enough to survive, and the queen can make equally powerful doppelgangers of herself by giving them steroids and extreme plastic surgery - the equipment for which is held at the opposite end of the board.

So you see, chess is actually very empowering towards women.
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The king actually takes on the traditional female role - he becomes the shrinking violet of the game, that society feels it needs to protect from those vicious queens, which are given all the power. In fact, the king is never actually taken, just put in mate; that's the end of the game; just as violence towards women is frowned upon in society (largely). So, basically, you should be quiet and stop being ridiculous.
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There's nothing wrong with polygamy..get a life
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No. Just no.
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The queen is the DON of the board - if anything it's sexist against men!
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I think you're reading into it too much.
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(Original post by Rananagirl)
Overanalysis fail. :facepalm2:
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