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Finding aid for the Sexism board game 6284
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A board game, titled Sexism, published in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, created by Houger & McCaw (Carolyn Houger and Martin McCaw), and sold by the National Organization of Women (NOW). According to the game's designer, Carolyn Houger, the game was meant to "bring out the humor in the Women's Liberation Movement and, at the same time, sensitize people so they realize what sexism means, for both men and women." The game's goal is to make it from the doll house at the start of the game to the White House at the end. If the woman wins, it's proclaimed: "You are now a person, and must be treated as such for 24 hours. Nonwinners may be treated as usual." Throughout, players draw both role and chance cards that place them in potentially sexist situations, while progressing along squares addressing everything from beauty pageants and typing pools to abortions and divorce. The game was originally sold for five dollars by NOW, mostly in the Seattle region. The board game is in its original box, which contains two folded game boards (one cardboard, one vinyl), six playing pieces, 36 Woman chance cards, 36 Man chance cards, 35 Woman role cards, 35 Man role cards, 18 voting cards ("sexist", "in-betweener", "liberationist"), a small plastic baby, and instructions for playing the game.
0.83 Linear Feet 1 box
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