I’m not sure when I realized chess wasn’t a normal activity for a kid; I had always seen it as something like basketball. When I was in fifth grade, I endured the mockery of my classmates for months for stubbornly insisting that chess was a sport. In seventh grade, I would spend my break playing speed chess with a friend while a popular boy tried to break our clock by stepping on it.

Chess Tales über das soziale Stigma von Schachspielern, insbesondere von Schachspielerinnen. Sehr lesenswert.