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No, this is not from The Onion or the Babylon Bee.



https://www.usatoday.com/story...me-night/2201160001/

Girl power: Hasbro brings gender pay gap debate to game night with new Ms. Monopoly

Addressing the gender pay gap comes down to changing the rules of the game.

That's exactly what Ms. Monopoly brings to the table.

Hasbro is launching a new version of the iconic board game that celebrates female trailblazers and is the first "where women make more than men,” officials shared exclusively with USA TODAY.

The new game – which includes several modern updates including rideshares instead of railroads and Wi-Fi instead of water works – goes on sale this month at major national retailers for a suggested price of $19.99. The game is available for pre-order at Walmart.com.

Jen Boswinkel, senior director of global brand strategy and marketing for Hasbro Gaming, said the game is designed for today's kids and highlights a subject they may not know about yet.

"With all of the things surrounding female empowerment, it felt right to bring this to Monopoly in a fresh new way," Boswinkel said. “It’s giving the topic some relevancy to everyone playing it that everybody gets a turn, and this time women get an advantage at the start.”

The debate over equal pay starts before shuffling the cards, choosing a token and rolling the dice.

The banker doles out $1,900 in Monopoly Money to each female player and $1,500 to each male. The gap continues every time a player passes go with women collecting $240 and men $200.

Instead of investing in real estate properties like the classic game, players invest in inventions and innovations made by women, including chocolate chip cookies, bulletproof vests, solar heating and ladies’ modern shapewear.

“We made sure that this felt authentic and was a fun game families could play and learn about these things that they love and are a part of their life that they didn’t know were invented by women,” Boswinkel said.

Other updates to the game include new tokens including a white hat, a watch, a barbell, a glass and a jet plane.

While the white hat might conjure up thoughts of Olivia Pope from "Scandal," Boswinkel said it's to symbolize Mr. Monopoly passing his top hat to his niece. The watch is to symbolize that it's "about time for some changes," she added.

Families can choose to give everyone the same amount if they choose, Boswinkel said. It's also possible that a boy wins the game.

“It’s a way that families can talk about what is happening around them and it’s an easy way to explain to their kids, boys or girls, what has maybe happened to them over the years and what they’ve been experiencing,” Boswinkel said.

To celebrate the new game, Hasbro surprised three young female inventors with $20,580 in real – not Monopoly – money: 13-year-old Gitanjali Rao, of Denver, and Sophia Wang from Connecticut and Ava Canney from Ireland, both 16.

A high school freshman, Rao has created a few inventions including the Tethys, a device that detects lead in drinking water.

“There are so many big things that most people think are created by men, but they’re actually created by women,” said Rao, who was included on Forbes’ 2019 30 under 30 list for science. “It really expanded my knowledge and was so empowering to me.”

An avid Monopoly player, Rao also said she was “appalled” to learn more about the gender pay gap.

“I never put the dots together and realized it was that much of a gap,” she said. “I think it’s super important to talk about equal pay and that there’s no such thing as boys’ subjects and girls’ subjects.”



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I’d rather play Ghettopoly.





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It almost makes me want to play the game, just to prove that a male playing against at stacked deck, can still manage to beat the pants off of a female of the species.


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I'd rather play Grand Theft Auto (Somilia/Chicago edition). Big Grin




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An avid Monopoly player, Rao also said she was “appalled” to learn more about the gender pay gap.

One wonders if she'd be equally appealed to learn the leftists and dominant media have been lying to her and there is no gender pay gap?




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I would never buy this or support this. Equal price pay isn’t when girls get more than boys. This games reinforces discrimination. I’ll bet these people actually feel socially smug in the hypocrisy.



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They'll sell about two of those.


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 It's also possible that a boy wins the game.


Wow, how very progressive of them.

There are probably rules that if a boy starts winning, he gets hit with a "Male Privilege Penalty Card" (TM) and has to forfeit 25% of his earnings.


This game represents exactly what is wrong with modern 'man-hating' "feminism" - teaching girls they can ONLY have a chance to succeed when the board is LITERALLY stacked in their favor. . .



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I wonder how much Hasbro pays the women. Seems like that would be more of their kind of issue and not a game. This is all getting ridiculous.
 
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Wonder if there’s a square for “divorce your husband, take everything he owns”?




 
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Is there a "Make hubby a sandwich" card?


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It just occurred to me this could backfire on them big time:
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The banker doles out $1,900 in Monopoly Money to each female player and $1,500 to each male. The gap continues every time a player passes go with women collecting $240 and men $200.

What about the otherwise-enabled, LGBTQWXYZ, PoC and every other put-upon demographic? Won't they feel they've now been doubly-slighted?




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I'm just going to put this hear, because women are equal and everything......

https://www.rollingstone.com/m...tainment-one-875805/

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Hasbro, a massive toy company that is the source of countless hours of childhood joy — thanks to Mr. Potato Head, Monopoly, G.I. Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, Power Rangers, and much, much more — announced on Thursday that it will join forces with Death Row Records, a label synonymous with West Coast gangster rap thanks to artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac.



So in addition to bringing "all of the things surrounding female empowerment", they will also be bringing you messages such as:

Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks

and

Let all be accounted for, and if you don't give a fuck About a bitch, then you're rolling with the row

And many, many more examples. Big Grin Come to think about it, that actually may be a version of Monopoly that I purchased.


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The new game...goes on sale this month at major national retailers for a suggested price of $19.99.


The price for men is $24.99



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Sounds like a really shitty game. Don't think it's gonna sell.



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Hilarious
 
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This is a no-brainer...Beat the snowflake Left-tards at their own friggin' game! Just announce at the start of the game that today, you're "identifying as a girl/woman" while the game is being set up. Eezy-Peezy...[runs around and high fives all the Lib-tard women in the room for being so woke]

Added after encouraging posts below... Big Grin




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This is a no-brainer...Beat the snowflake Left-tards at their own friggin' game! Just announce at the start of the game that today, you're "identifying as a girl/woman" while the game is being set up. Eezy-Peezy...[runs around and high fives all the Lib-tard women in the room for being so woke]

This is the correct answer to any man that gets trapped into playing this bullshit game. Reap it, feminazis.




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Erj_pilot wins the argument.

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An earlier post touched on modern monopoly, too:
Marry a high earning male, pump out a couple of ignored kids, make a domestic violence claim and have him jailed. Then divorce him and ruin him totally.
When that money runs out, pick out another high earner and claim he tweaked your nippy in middle school (when you are now in your 40s) without witnessed oral and written consent. Then sue him while joining #MeToo.
That how you get your jet plane!


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