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You might never have thought about the fact a king is worth more than queen…
This article is published in collaboration with Reuters
22 Jan 2021
Indie Mellink wants to tackle the issue of gender inequality in card games, as the king is traditionally worth more than the queen.
To resolve this, Mellink created a genderless deck in which the king, queen and jack images are replaced with gold, silver and bronze.
1,500 packs of these gender-neutral cards were purchased worldwide within the first few months of availability.
Indy Mellink, a Dutch card fan, was explaining a game to her cousins last summer when she asked herself: why should a king be worth more than a queen?
The 23-year-old forensic psychology graduate, encouraged by her father, decided it was time to break with the centuries-old tradition of sexual inequality in playing card decks that rank men above women.
“If we have this hierarchy that the king is worth more than the queen then this subtle inequality influences people in their daily life because it’s just another way of saying ‘hey, you’re less important,” she said in an interview. “Even subtle inequalities like this do play a big role.”
Judging by how much money Disney makes peddling princess stuff to little girls, what card deck makers should do to make their products more popular with the new generation is to change the 10 card to a Princess Jackie card.