A Utah teen created a new deck of 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 along 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 included totally different ethnicities. There shall be a couple of image playing cards of each rank which have darker pores and skin complexions for its characters.
“This doesn’t actually represent the people of the world as we really are,” stated Segal in a press launch. “And if we are going to give kids these cards to hold in their hands and play with, don’t we want them to see an accurate depiction of the world?! And so, I created the first ever multi-ethnic deck of cards, where, once again, men and women are equal but now with more colors and characteristics.”
The venture has obtained $170,000 in funding from its crowdfunding efforts.