Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ms. Monopoly

It is not news that women are often given the short end of the stick in the workforce, so to speak. Some studies state that women earn about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. This is usually for the same position in a job. Clearly, this is unjust. A woman should be paid the same as a man in the same position granted her experience and skill warrants it.

Well, a new version of the hit game Monology is changing the odds; at least in the fantasy realm. The new game published by Hasbro is called Ms. Monopoly and features the niece of Mr. Monopoly as the main character. The game is meant to empower women by giving them an upper hand in the business tactics of the game.

In the game, women start with $1,900 playing money while men are given $1,500. Men who play the game would have to be astute and figure out how to equal their salary or surpass that of females playing with them. One such way is by getting the "Community Chest" card that mentions a superhero movie with a female as the lead. This card awards $50 to females and $100 to males. 

The game has been praised by most feminists but frowned upon by male advocacy groups who claim that the game encourages misandry and discrimination against men. By making the rules for women different than that for men, the game by definition is unfair. Then again, this game is meant to convey a message about real-life scenarios where women are paid less than men. 

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Source:

https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/ny-ms-monopoly-game-launches-pays-women-more-than-men-20190910-poca6yek3nhn7ayhhsogvfpt2e-story.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/us/hasbro-ms-monopoly-trnd/index.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/13/ms-monopoly-is-supposed-to-empower-women-critics-abound.html


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