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Exclusively Female Chess Tournaments: Why?
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Exclusively Female Chess Tournaments: Why?

In some competitions, a man’s greater physical strength is irrelevant, such as chess or billiards. Yet tournaments are hosted for women only. How is this justified? Or is it that the women can’t beat the men? —Randal P., St. Louis, Missouri(scroll to keep reading)Both these pursuits were invented by men and have a long history of male interest and involvement. Women have only recently begun to even consider participation, and they may never find them compelling enough to join in large numbers. Note that 85 percent of the members of the U.S. Chess Federation are male. Hosting events for women may be a well-intentioned effort to encourage more female activity, but they imply inferiority, which is inherently damaging.Related: What Are Marilyn's Chess Tips?!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)re...
Technology powering the next-gen edge network — Virtualization Review
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Technology powering the next-gen edge network — Virtualization Review

Faster, Smarter, Stronger: Technology powering the next-gen edge network Date: Thursday, August 25 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Over the past twelve years, Cloudflare has innovated and deployed emerging technologies at a breakneck speed to deliver web content over the fastest and most reliable paths between any two points on Earth. Today, Cloudflare owns and operates one of the world’s largest networks and stands on the shoulders of giants to deliver on our mission — to help build a better Internet. With support from Google and Shopify, Cloudflare has deployed one such technical innovation, Early Hints, to customers around the world helping websites perform up to 30% faster. Join this session ...