May 24, 2015
Each week, The Traveling Twosome chooses a picture from one of our journeys, junkets, shows, or competitions for the Pic of the Week! Leave your comments on our picture and join in the fun!
This week’s pic is of Char enjoying her victory over Louis in their recent Battle of the Sexes Chess Match. The timing of this rematch of the Battle of the Sexes event couldn’t have been better! It occurred on the heels of a news story about chess Grand Master Nigel Short who said that girls just don’t have the brains to play chess. He said, “rather than fretting about inequality, perhaps we should just gracefully accept it as a fact.” Short drew much criticism for these remarks… especially since he has been beaten 8 times by Judit Polar (who is obviously a woman). Char, doing her part to show the world that Nigel Short’s comments were sexist and wrong, defeated Louis in their recent hard-fought match.