The popular chess streamer Anna Cramling hit the main page of CNN with an interview regarding women’s experience in chess. CNN commented, “With multiple women coming forward about their disturbing experiences in the chess world, including accusations of sexual misconduct by a grandmaster, the historic game is having its own #MeToo moment.” Yet, instead of a recognition of the existing problem, the comments on the topic below CNN’s Twitter post (see below) have been deplorable.
The responses to the article are in such lamentable state, that we have no intention of citing them here on Chessdom. Rather we would like to congratulate everyone who joined in raising awareness on the topic. Exactly awareness is the key weapon in fighting the problem.
As Anna Cramling says, “Please take a read. All the experiences that I’m mentioning in this article happened to me when I was under 18. All I want is for women to be able to only focus about chess when competing.” The problem is there and action has to be taken at every level.