Chess wrongly perceived as a ‘brilliance’ game, leaving girls out: NYU study

Article here. Excerpt:

'Fewer girls play chess competitively because their own parents and coaches hold biases about skills such as “brilliance” that they connect to male players, according to a new study out of New York University.

The researchers said their study, published last month in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, provides “the first large-scale evidence of bias against youth female players” and holds “implications” for the roles parents and mentors play in women entering other male-dominated fields, such as science and technology.'

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Simply, this is an utter load of poppycock. How about this: in general, most girls would rather clean dead rats out from the gutter than play chess largely because it is for them unbearably dull. Now this is not to say ALL girls feel this way. But the great bulk do.

Let girls be girls and boys be boys.

Hey, boys don't knit much. Is there an evil conspiracy in place to make it this way or is it b/c boys find it unbearably dull? I'm going with the latter.

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