Utah Teen Creates Gender-Equal, Racially Numerous Deck Of Playing cards
A Utah teen created a brand new deck of taking part in playing cards to replicate what she perceives to be gender and racially inequality throughout the typical 52-card deck.
In 2020, 16-year-old Maayan Segal began a small enterprise together with her father known as “Queeng,” which is the title of her new deck of playing cards. The title stems from combining the phrases “king” and “queen.”
The deck nonetheless has the identical fits and normal ranks, however the names of the playing cards have been modified. The kings have been modified to “monarchs,” the queens have been modified to “dukes” and “duchesses” and the jacks have been modified to “princes” and “princesses.” There are two of every gender for every rank.
In her newest reboot, the deck now has integrated completely different ethnicities. There might be just a few image playing cards of each rank which have darker pores and skin complexions for its characters.
“This doesn’t really characterize the individuals of the world as we actually are,” stated Segal in a press launch. “And if we’re going to give children these playing cards to carry of their fingers and play with, don’t we wish them to see an correct depiction of the world?! And so, I created the primary ever multi-ethnic deck of playing cards, the place, as soon as once more, women and men are equal however now with extra colours and traits.”
The undertaking has obtained $170,000 in funding from its crowdfunding efforts.