This girl's hopes were dashed due to a creepy older man
Sometimes, teens and pre-teens are dressed too maturely for their age. They may wear shorts that show off too much of their legs, revealing shirts, or very short skirts.
If that’s what you’re thinking this girl in question wore while exercising her chess skills during a tournament, you’re wrong. Regardless, the Chief Director of a Malaysian chess match deemed one young player’s clothing to be a “temptation,” and he just couldn’t handle seeing her in it. Is this the case of a child being dressed inappropriately or a man sexualizing a young girl in a perverted manner?
A Simple Game
At the 2017 National Scholastic Chess Championships in Putrajaya, Malaysia on April 14th, chess coach Kaushal Khandhar was in the middle of getting his bright student through the rigorous, challenging tournament when he was informed that his player was in violation of tournament policies.
Out of Line
Kaushal explained in a Facebook post, “In the middle of Round 2, (without stopping the clocks) Chief Arbiter informs my student that the dress she wore was improper and have violated the dress code of the tournament. It was later informed (by Chief Arbiter) to my student and her mother, that the Tournament Director deemed my student’s dress to be ‘seductive’ and a ‘temptation from a certain angle far, far away.’ We found this statement completely out of line!”
The 12-year-old girl’s mother Chin Wai Ling was appalled that these grown men were calling her daughter’s clothing “seductive.” She stated, “From that point onwards, she said all she could think of was whether anyone was peeping at her throughout the game.”
Kaushal and the mother were given misinformation from the Chief Arbiter about how to proceed in this matter. Kaushal wrote, “After some discussion, Chief Arbiter had conceded and apologised to my student, personally assuring her that there was nothing wrong with her attire, but due to Tournament Director’s decision, he could not allow this dress to be worn by my student in the tournament.”
Chin Wai Ling was told to buy her daughter new clothing for the next round which would start at 9 AM the following day, but she was told this information at 10 PM when stores were closed.