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Gender Equality in playing cards

Gender Equality

Gender equality is based on the principle that all people should be treated with respect, dignity, and fairness, regardless of their gender identity or expression. Many traditional playing cards depict a hierarchy of male figures in the court cards, and reinforce old stereotypes. Accordingly, decks that feature gender-neutral designs, reversed male/female roles, non-binary court cards or gender-neutral suits are emerging. Some common barriers to gender equality are outdated stereotypes, biases and prejudices.

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And Marriage For All 2004

And Marriage For All

“And Marriage For All” playing cards promoting equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Les Cartes pour l'Égalité 2010

Les Cartes pour l'Égalité

Playing cards for gender equality, created on the 500th anniversary of classic French cards

Old Bachelor™ 1994

Old Bachelor™

The 90’s version of Old Maid with illustrations by Susan Wise.

Queen High Equality Deck 1971

Queen High Equality Deck

A women’s liberation deck described as “A New Deck For A New Deal”.

Unisex playing cards 1982

Unisex playing cards

Unisex playing cards produced by the Unisex Playing Card Company, Ontario, c.1982.