Corporate woke feminism has claimed another one, and this time around it’s everybody’s classic family board game. Hasbro announced that in their new version of Monopoly, Ms. Monopoly, women get an extra $40 every time they pass “Go.”
Ms. Monopoly is “a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” the company said in a statement, according to CNN.
“But don’t worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too.”
Unlike the classic game, women will collect 240 Monopoly bucks when they pass "go," while male players will collect the usual 200. It's "a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men," the creators said. https://t.co/MwkeaTKBSu
— CNN (@CNN) September 10, 2019
The feminist version of Monopoly is marketed as “the first game where women make more than men.”
The game also ditched the property-buying aspect of Monopoly. Instead, players of Ms. Monopoly will invest in inventions created by women, such as Wi-Fi (a claim even less truthful than the gender pay gap), the bulletproof vest (ditto), and chocolate chip cookies.
Clearly, Hasbro is trying to profit off the common “wage gap” myth, which is the lie that women get paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.
Even the far-left The Guardian admitted that the wage gap “is calculated by lining up all men’s and women’s wages from top to bottom, and comparing the number that falls in the middle for each gender.”
The “wage gap” doesn’t take into account the different choices men and women make, such as education, career choice, hours worked, and experience. Those factors are more indicative of pay than gender.
“Great. Let’s build a mentality that women aren’t equal to men and need a leg up to compete with them. This isn’t patronizing at all,” one Twitter user wrote.
Great. Let’s build a mentality that women aren’t equal to men and need a leg up to compete with them. This isn’t patronizing at all.
— Stop Making Sense (@Talkinghead2017) September 10, 2019
Another Twitter user slammed Hasbro for the same reason. It’s not “empowering” to receive handouts. Grown women should be able to win without being given a head start.
“That’s the direct opposite of empowerment, it’s a pat on the head,” the Twitter user wrote. “This is what you give to kids in board games, not adult women.”
That's the direct opposite of empowerment, it's a pat on the head. "Since you're a woman and can't win the game in a fair way, here's a head start". This is what you give to kids in board games, not adult women.
— Daniel Sandberg (@sleinad17) September 10, 2019
Anyone down to play some Ms. Monopoly with me? It's Monopoly where women have a handicap because they're mentally inferior to men. pic.twitter.com/htcsca21zU
— Josh (@Bowblax) September 11, 2019
Even the typically far-left Reddit created several memes bashing Ms. Monopoly, with one post reaching 38,000 upvotes.