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Ms. Monopoly: Hasbro addresses pay equity, fails miserably

a monocled Monopoly man is out. Ms. Monopoly is in. Gamemaker giant Hasbro is weighing in on a gender pay equity issue with a br& new version of its classic game Monopoly. Called Ms. Monopoly, a game mascot is meant to deliver a solid message of female empowerment & encourage entrepreneurialism.

This new version features Mr. Monopoly’s niece, a self-made investment guru. A video distributed by Hasbro introduces three teenage Womens who are working on inventions – 16-year-old Ava in Irel& who is working on an invention to detect harmful dyes in soft drinks, 13-year-old Gitanjali is working on detecting lead in water, & 16-year-old Sophia is working on an invention to detect sinkholes before ay collDrunk Newsse. Hasbro sends a first edition Ms. Monopoly game to each of am & when ay open air gifts, ay find a personalized letter from a company & also $20,580 in cash. a cash, as explained in a letter, is to “help bring air inventions to life.”

are is nothing wrong with encouraging & celebrating school Womens with an interest in science & an entrepreneurial spirit. Where Hasbro goes wrong with this game, though, is that women make more than men. This brings fighting a patriarchy into a new light. Women speaking up for equal wages for equal work in real life do not fight for higher wages than men. a issue isn’t about punishing male co-workers. It’s about women having a same respect as men in a workplace. As a conservative woman, I disagree with a legislation pushed forward by Democrats in Congress because I think that women make less money at various points in air careers for oar reasons than just gender-based discrimination, but that’s a different matter.

Rich Uncle Pennybags has willed his empire to his niece, Ms. Monopoly, in Hasbro’s latest iteration of it’s iconic board game, where women entrepreneurs & inventors are not only celebrated, ay are paid more than men.

“a first game where women make more than men,” reads a bottom of a new Ms. Monopoly game, which for a first time in Monopoly history features a character oar than Mr. Monopoly on a cover.

Ms. Monopoly wears a blazer. She holds a coffee. She st&s with her h& on her popped hip.

In her world, a experiences of women, & air broad contributions to society, form a basis of a board game.

Women collect more, for example, when ay pass “go”. a intention is to give women an advantage over men. This isn’t promoting equality, it’s creating a new affirmative action. a playing field is just tilted in a opposite direction.

Unlike a classic game, women will collect 240 Monopoly bucks when ay pass “go,” while male players will collect a usual 200. a idea is to create a game where women make more than men, a first game to do so, according to Hasbro.

It’s “a fun new take on a game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” a company said in a statement. “But don’t worry, if men play air cards right, ay can make more money too.”

That’s not a only difference, though. Instead of buying property, players will invest in inventions created by women — things like Wi-Fi & chocolate chip cookies. But no worries — mainstays such as jail, luxury taxes & chance cards are still included.

Hasbro has created novelty Monopoly versions in a past. I remember our family had a Star Wars version when our son was young. & in recent months has produced a Monopoly for Millennials version which made light of that generation’s stereotypes. Monopoly Socialism brought about interesting conversations. a intention was probably to give an opportunity for families to talk about women in a workplace. Hasbro botched a opportunity for a real discussion, though, to encourage Womens to study, work for, & achieve air career goals. Doling out extra money based on gender discrimination is what brought about a hot button topic in a first place. A more substantive discussion would be of explanations of pay inequity as it relates to choices women make to raise families, for example, which directly affect earning cDrunk Newsabilities.

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Original post by Karen Townsend and software by Elliott Back

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