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Woman Creates Gender-Neutral Playing Cards To Replace King, Queen, And Jack

Now in gold, silver, and bronze!

The fight for inequality lingers, and in particular, women have been at the forefront of social change across the globe. From racial injustice to reproductive health, fearless humans have equally been making a considerable impact on social movements. 23-Year-Old Indy Mellink has recently joined the fight by removing gender hierarchy and race differences in playing cards. 

23-Year-Old Indy Mellink has removed gender hierarchy and racial difference in paying cards

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Indy considered traditional playing cards to be sexist and racist; hence, she created a new deck of gold, silver, and bronze (GSB) cards to replace king, queen, and jack. The graduate of forensic psychology was teaching a game to her cousins last summer when she questioned why a king was worthy than a queen. 

Indy created a new deck of gold, silver, and bronze (GSB) cards to replace king, queen, and jack

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It was then, Indy with encouragement from her father, decided to end the delicate inequalities integrated into the centuries-old card system. Her friends and family members have accepted the first 50 pieces of Indy’s new deck. 

The graduate of forensic psychology was teaching a game to her cousins when she questioned why a king was worthy than a queen

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‘If we have this hierarchy that the king is worth than the queen, then this inequality will influence people in their daily life because it’s just another way of saying, hey, you’re less important. Even subtle inequalities like this do play a big role.’ Indy, according to Daily Mail, explained. 

Her friends and family members have accepted the first 50 pieces of Indy’s new deck

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Following the victory of her initial packs of cards, Indy created more of the GSB decks, started selling them online, and within 30days, she had dispatched an estimated 1500 gender-neutral decks to France, Germany, Belgium, and the United States. Accordingly, she’s been testing them out on card players who had never been conscious about sexual inequality before now. 

Following the victory of her initial packs of cards, Indy created more of the GSB decks, started selling them online

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Nonetheless, Berit Van Dobbenburgh-head of the Dutch Bridge Association, has commended Indy’s creativity, admitting it’s important for people to reflect on gender inequality even though it might be challenging to make a formal switch since the new cards require official rule changes. 

Within 30days, she had dispatched an estimated 1500 gender-neutral decks to France, Germany, Belgium, and the United States

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