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.