A hijab. Nor Did she feel the need to wear a vagina around her head to stand up for women’s rights.
In a shocking display of vulgarity and delusion, women paraded around the streets of Washington D.C. last month wearing vagina costumes and plastering building with feminine products. Most of them were “marching” for rights they either already have or claimed they would lose under a Trump administration.
In spite of their numbers, they completely failed to address the real issues that women around the globe face– the true oppression. The subjugation women in the Middle East face daily.
But one woman just showed everyone what true courage looks like.
From the Blaze:
“Nazi Paikidze is the reigning U.S. chess champion, but when the Iranian government told her she had to wear a hijab, the Muslim head veil, and restrict contact with men in order to compete in the world competition hosted by Iran this year, she refused.”
As hundreds of immigrants recently found out, standing up for what you believe in usually comes with a cost. For Paikidze that cost was especially high. Nonetheless, for her, it was a…
Matter of Conscience
By refusing to wear the hijab, Paikidze gave-up her chance to win the tournament and its $100,00 top prize. According to the young champion, it was a sacrifice she felt obligated to make:
“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.”
Naturally, the young woman was sharply criticized for her decision to protest. Paikidze responded to her critics by noting that she has, “Received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day.”
Everyone has a choice to either incite or inspire– one is cheap the other comes at a deep personal cost.
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