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The world’s best chess player said Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ ‘did chess better’ than anything else Hollywood has done, but the game still has a culture of belittling women

Magnus Carlsen, the world’s top-ranked chess player, said Netflix nailed “The Queen’s Gambit,” the limited series about a female chess prodigy set in the 1950s and 1960s. In an interview this week, Carlsen told Insider the show deserves praise for extolling the raw talent of protagonist Beth Harmon, rather than […]
The world’s best chess player said Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ ‘did chess better’ than anything else Hollywood has done, but the game still has a culture of belittling women
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A Saudi princess, silenced

Princess Basmah of Saudi Arabia was abducted in March 2019 and has been imprisoned since. Her charge was quietly dropped last year, but she remains detained. In April 2020, she tweeted to say she was in jail and in critical health. This was the first time the public had heard […]
A Saudi princess, silenced
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Saudi Arabia runs squalid, abusive jails for women disowned by their male guardians — a forgotten chapter in its rush to champion women’s rights

Saudi Arabia passed several high-profile reforms for women in 2019, taking the first steps to relax its oppressive legal system that gives men varying controls over women. Progress, however, has been uneven. A largely forgotten group of Saudi women are those banished by their male “guardians” to prison-like facilities called […]
Saudi Arabia runs squalid, abusive jails for women disowned by their male guardians — a forgotten chapter in its rush to champion women’s rights
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Saudi Arabia is admitting general tourists for the first time. Here are 20 things that could get you arrested or fined, like dabbing, carrying a Bible, or wearing shorts

Saudi Arabia is finally open for mass tourism after the launch of a new tourist visa on September 27. The country is full of wonder, with five pristine UNESCO heritage sights, Red Sea beach resorts, and futuristic cities like Riyadh. But the kingdom’s laws are complicated, and tourists can easily […]
Saudi Arabia is admitting general tourists for the first time. Here are 20 things that could get you arrested or fined, like dabbing, carrying a Bible, or wearing shorts