This story has been largely isolated to the chess community, but I’m a closet chess fan so I think it might be time to take the story to the masses here.
Nazi Paikidze, the reigning US Women’s Chess Champion announced she will not attend the Women’s World Championship in Iran because she’d be forced to wear a hijab. Nazi said,
“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 said in an interview with My Stealthy Freedom.