Y.P.I.S. AT HOME! is a game that focuses on identifying and naming social injustice in real life current events. It gives you the chance to practice articulating what you think and why. It’s not about saying the “right thing”. It’s about saying your true thing and working to get more specific and accurate. The person with the most points at the end of the game is the Perfectly Adequate Human.
The fundamental philosophy of Y.P.I.S. AT HOME! is that systems of oppression (sexism, racism, privilege, ableism, and classism, among others) are both personal and universal. No matter who we are, we have all internalized and participated in these systems, and are hurt by them in some way… but we don’t talk about them. If we can't talk about the way the world around us enforces and reinforces systems of oppression, we can't even begin to understand our part in them.
Y.P.I.S. AT HOME! is a structured practice space in which the conversation is the point. Players learn about social inequity and practice having the relevant challenging conversations.