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hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 11, 2019 08:36AM
....Ms. Monopoly where women start off with more money than men [ so no basis in reality ].....


Hasbro takes on the gender pay gap with new Ms. Monopoly game

.....Hasbro wants to take the conversation over the gender pay gap out of the board room and into the living room with its new Ms. Monopoly game, launching this month.

Dubbed “the first game where women make more than men,” the updated version of the classic board-game introduces new women-centric elements, starting with its titular character. Ms. Monopoly is the niece of the elder Mr. Monopoly and a “self-made investment guru,” according to the product listing on Walmart.com.

In the game, women get a head start: Female players receive $1,900 in Monopoly money at the beginning of the game, compared to $1,500 for each male player, USA Today reports. Women also receive $240 each time they pass ‘Go’ on the board, while men get $200.

Instead of buying up properties, Ms. Monopoly players collect inventions made by women, like WiFi (invented by Hedy Lamarr in the 1940s) and chocolate chip cookies (created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s). The traditional playing pieces like a battleship and race car have been swapped for new tokens including a notebook and pen, a jet and a watch.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earn just 81% of what their male counterparts make. The gap is larger for women of color, as Black and Hispanic women earn 65% and 63%, respectively, of what white men earn. And the wage gap has a lifelong impact on women’s wealth. One study found that a woman’s best route to the top 1% income bracket is to marry a rich man, rather than through her own career.

Despite what the data shows, not everyone is on board with working to close the wage gap: nearly half of American men think the gap is isn’t event real. Hasbro aims to bring attention to this issue through Ms. Monopoly. “We want to recognize and celebrate the many contributions women have made to our society and continue to make on a daily basis,” said Jen Boswinkel, senior director of global brand strategy and marketing at Hasbro, in a statement.

Monopoly was first introduced on a large scale in 1935 by Parker Brothers, whose company also created other iconic games like Risk and Trivial Pursuit. But it was actually a woman, Lizzie Phillips, who is widely credited with developing the game’s basic premise in 1904, under the title “Landlord’s Game.” Since then, over 275 million Monopoly sets have been sold.

Ms. Monopoly will be available in mid-September for a suggested retail price of $19.99, according to Hasbro.



Ms......Independent.............?!



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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: PeterW
Date: September 11, 2019 09:02AM
Gee, I wonder why Hasbro didn’t set the price at $15.99 for women and $19.99 for men.
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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 11, 2019 09:24AM
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PeterW
Gee, I wonder why Hasbro didn’t set the price at $15.99 for women and $19.99 for men.

Because women already have more money then men, right?!
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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 11, 2019 01:37PM
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PeterW
Gee, I wonder why Hasbro didn’t set the price at $15.99 for women and $19.99 for men.

Why do I get the feeling that this wouldn't affect your decision to purchase it one way or the other?



rj
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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: September 11, 2019 04:14PM
I just wonder if Hasbro is pandering to feminists or trolling them by releasing a game that implies women have to have an unfair advantage in order to win?



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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: Bernie
Date: September 11, 2019 04:15PM
It is one of those gift games that no one plays.......

like Star Wars monopoly




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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 11, 2019 04:58PM
That's OK. I now identify as female.



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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 11, 2019 06:12PM
I frequently channel my inner lesbian.




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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 12, 2019 12:10AM
How about Operation hooked up to a Taser power supply?
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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 12, 2019 08:28AM
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ztirffritz
That's OK. I now identify as female.

I know you didn't mean any harm by this. It's an offhand, throwaway, jokey comment meant in jest.

To a person whose struggles with acceptance and living life in accordance with their gender identity has meant periods of depression, suicidal thoughts or attempts, loss of friends and family relationships, homelessness, unemployment, and harassment or violence, it might sound different.



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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 13, 2019 10:30PM
my partner just told me that a 6 yo girl wrote to the company who makes the little green army men, She asked why there weren't any girl Army Men. Now there are. 3 different figures were just released. Now, that is a very reasonable question and response. [www.popularmechanics.com] The story was interesting to read. [bmctoys.com]

I will buy a set for my partner to play with in her office. Might make her a rubber band pistol, because that's how I played with Army Men when I was alone.



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Re: hear me roar?!....Hasbro launches new take on classic board game......
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 14, 2019 03:58PM
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RAMd®d
I frequently channel my inner lesbian.


Bwahahahahahaha!!!



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