18-year-old chess player from India, Divya Deshmukh, has expressed her experience of sexism and misogyny in chess.

Deshmukh, an Indian chess player, shared her experience during the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, Netherlands.

Deshmukh's noted that female players are often undervalued and evaluated based on unrelated aspects such as attire and appearance.

Deshmukh's experience was highlighted in an Instagram post, where she expressed her dissatisfaction with the treatment of female players.

Despite advancements in remuneration for female athletes, Deshmukh believes that female athletes are generally undervalued and subjected to animosity.

Divya Deshmukh believes that women should receive equitable respect and acknowledges the significant scrutiny and animosity they face.

Divya Deshmukh alled for equitable treatment of women in chess and other sports, mirroring the sentiments of many female athletes.

Divya stated that while male chess players were praised for their skills, women were judged based on aspects that did not directly affect their performance on the chess board.