News Item: Rael extends his congratulations to Anna Muzychuk
(Category: Press Release)
Posted by felix
Monday 09 November 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9, 2020 - Upon learning about her decision to boycott the Riyadh chess tournament to protest the treatment of women, Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, offered his congratulations to Ukrainian chess champion, Anna Muzychuk.

Muzychuk lost two world titles in 2017 after opting out of the world speed chess championship, held that year in Saudi Arabia. The chess player refused to defend her titles in protest of Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

Rael commended her decision “not to play by someone's rules, not to wear an abaya, not to be accompanied getting outside, and altogether not to feel myself a secondary creature.”

Rael has long been an advocate of women's equal rights. He inspired the Gotopless Movement that claims the right for women to be bare chest wherever men can be. He also inspired the non for profit organization that provides surgical help for women who have been genitally mutilated. Through his teachings for the past 47 years, he has also encouraged women to free themselves of all rules imposed on them because of their gender and Anna Muzychuk is a perfect example of a woman self respect.


This news item is from Raelian Press Site
( http://www.raelpress.org/news.php?extend.519 )