Whilst doing blog-prep recently, I stumbled upon a site selling “Diversity Cards.” The set I saw contained 387 different cards. True story. That seemed like a lot. Each card sported a question on the front and an answer on the back. The front of the first card read “All of the ways people are different.” On the back of the card was the one-word answer: “Diversity.”
Ahh, I see.
This got me to thinking: wouldn’t it be great if there were “diversity” playing cards? I may have to develop, market, and sell them myself. They would be perfectly suited (pun intended) for today’s society in which everything is seen through the prism of identity politics. It’s not enough to be just “American,” English, French or any other nationality. One must be a bisexual Latino-American or a transgendered, questioning, African-American, for example.
Think of the fun folks would have playing common card games such as poker, “War” or “Go Fish!” And old standards like “Crazy Eights,” “Hearts,” “Gin Rummy,” and even “Euchre” would be made fun, hip and relevant again!
“I call. Whaddaya got, Bob?”
“I’ve got three-of-a-kind, you Ed?”
“Read ‘em and weep, Bob. Full house, Pansexuals over Two-Spirited!”
“It’s a war! One, two, three cards down and now one up…hah, my mulatto boyflux beats your white cisgender!”
“Got any anogenders, Lisa?”
“Nope. Go fish! Do you have any trigenders?”
“Yes. Dang! Here you are.”
The possibilities are as endless as genders. Which means they are literally endless.
I’ve got another new game (likewise involving cards) coming out in the near future.
Look for “Cards Against Sanity” soon! It’ll be coming to a store near you.