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    Default So-called masculine activities - would chess as a career really fit in?

    Here's a link about masculine activities, and more; might even be seen as a little humourous by some (I wonder if playing chess, especially as a career, would possibly fit in):

    A happierman.com/masculine-activities:

    https://www.ahappierman.com/masculine-activities.html

    Maybe a lot different, here's the wiki re: masculinity:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masculinity
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    Here's one writer's opinion, that chess is still a man's game [curiously, he mentions Ms. Lane's 1961 impact on the {chess} world, with no mention {out of ignorance(?)} of the Polgar sisters, especially Judit, who has beaten more than one male world champion]. Maybe that leaves the issue of whether chess is a masculine activity still unresolved[?], although it takes some physical exertion to play, and hard work to study, and to advisedly physically train, for most. At least as much effort as a [non-chess!?] writing career I'd assume, though often not as profitable an enterprise [quite close to being a lost cause in many places, which is not a manly use of time!?]:

    The Feminist Fantasy in “The Queen’s Gambit” [In truth, chess is still a man’s sport.]:

    https://medium.com/vox-populi-ph/the...t-921aa402096f

    Part of a blurb from Google:
    "Chess requires physical exertion as mental exertion manifests itself physically." - Oxford dictionary
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    I'd note I did some editing of my previous post, for any who missed it.

    Slightly related: here's a wiki re: masculinity gone too far(?!) [wiki re: Machismo]:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machismo
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    Here's a link that's interesting, maybe somewhat relevant to this thread:
    workstudyvisa.com/How to Become a Chess Grandmaster in Canada in 5 Steps:

    https://workstudyvisa.com/become-a-c...ly%20rewarding.
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