Bad Bitch Cards are a poker-sized deck of playing cards featuring 52 badass women, herein referred to as "Bad Bitches."
We're back and better than ever! For round 2 we've included new women (based on your nominations), new packaging and a surprise game to play with the cards.
tldr; a new feminist deck of playing cards featuring innovative and unknown women as well as famous women. Rewards include a personalized portrait of yourself, your favorite lady, your mom, your dog... whoever!
TBH we cringe a little at "Bad Bitches" too, but stay with us here...
"Bad Bitches" is not derogatory. We are not trying to be cool (okay, maybe a little, but we’d prefer socially relevant). We are not suggesting that any of these extremely accomplished, innovative women are bitches. We simply respect them, look up to them, and kinda-sorta wish we could be them. They're bad bitches.
Like many Americans living in the Northeast Corridor Liberal bubble (ahem... Boston), we were 110% sure Hillary was going to win the 2016 election. We bought the t-shirts, corralled our friends to watch the victory and bought some champagne (okay, prosecco) to celebrate.
In preparation for her assumed victory, we illustrated Hillary + 51 other women that have also broken glass ceilings in their lifetime. The format? A deck of poker cards.
When Hillary lost the election we immediately got to action. It was now even more important to release our little side project. We could uplift not only ourselves but the women around us. To be clear, the project was never about politics but about female empowerment. Losing the opportunity to have a female President was heartbreaking.
Within the span of three weeks we sold 550+ decks, pulled an all nighter to ship all of them out (no really, see below for photo proof) and got them to people's doors before Christmas.
After taking a short hiatus we're back for round 2! We've included new women nominated by you, new packaging and a fun surprise game to go with the cards!
Well… why not? Early decks of cards had no Queens, which reflected that all courts were male-dominated. Even today Italian, Spanish and German cards have a variation of 3 male court cards, with no Queen. The exception is the French, which does have a Queen (#PRAISE). Card games are typically male-dominated, so we figured it’s time to bring some powerful women into the space.
Each card features an accomplished bad bitch. Our hope is that they are used, that people learn about these women (some of which are well known, some of which aren’t), and that they inspire the next generation of powerful female do-ers, movers and shakers.
For our first deck we crowdsourced a list of badass women from our friends and family. For this deck, we asked you guys to nominate your favorite bad bitches and y'all pulled through! We received 100+ amazing nominations, including women we've never heard of and have now included in the second deck.
We have some controversial figures on here. We know. It's not about being liberal versus conservative, friendly versus cold, etc. We wanted to feature women that are powerful and unapologetic about it.
Some of the new women included in this deck:
Simone de Beauvoir, Lena Waithe, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Golda Meir, Benazir Bhutto, Madeleine Albright, Edith Windsor, Melissa McCarthy, Mindy Kaling, Yoko Ono, Iris Apfel, Janet Mock, Jenna Wortham, Serena Williams, Marie Curie, Edith Clarke, Emily Weiss, Jane Goodall, Ada Lovelace + 35 more women.
Good question. We are donating $2 per deck to charities directly supporting female empowerment. By our calculations, this ends up being about 50% of our profit. Have questions about this or know of a really amazing charity that could use our donation? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECK OF CARDS
Every reward is centered around our beautiful deck of cards. The cards are printed on heavyweight paper from a manufacturer in Florida that only prints playing cards (yes, for real, that is their only business).
The cards say bad bitches on one side and have a portrait of the women on the other side. They are fully functional poker-sized playing cards, and should hold up for plenty of poker games, wine nights, games of kings/queens, etc.
The #1 request we received was to include a booklet with the deck that described why each woman is a bad bitch. This way you can play and learn at the same time!
STICKER SHEETWe'll throw in a sticker sheet featuring our favorite bad bitches! Plaster them on your laptop, your roommates desk, a pole in your city -- wherever your heart desires.
We'll draw you! Send in a photo of yourself or your favorite bad bitch -- it can be your mom, your girlfriend, your sister, your neighbor down the street, a super influential woman we haven't yet featured. Go crazy!
*Professionally printed on heavyweight 14x16" paper
Check out all of the women featured on the first deck at www.badbitchcards.com
Risks and challenges
Please, please please make sure your kickstarter account email is your actual email that you check daily.
We tend to have issues with shipping, as we have no control over it. Some international customers have had to pay a large fee at the door for customs, so PLEASE PLEASE check your local charges and fees as we cannot reimburse or control these.
You'll get a custom shipment notification email with a tracking link, and we will stay on top of your order to make sure everything goes smoothy. Sometimes it doesn't go smoothly, so we will email you to sort everythig out.
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