While women battle the gender pay gap in the real world, Hasbro is releasing a new game called Ms. Monopoly that will pay women more than men — at least in Monopoly money. In addition to shifting the gender pay gap, the game’s famous properties will be replaced by innovations created by women. Instead of building houses, players will build corporate headquarters.
… Hasbro said in a news release Tuesday: “From inventions like WiFi to chocolate chip cookies, solar heating and modern shapewear, Ms. Monopoly celebrates everything from scientific advancements to everyday accessories — all created by women.”
… The classic Monopoly game lets players collect $200 when they pass Go. Under the rules of Ms. Monopoly, male players will still get the usual $200, but women will receive $240, reversing the real-life pay gap between men and women in the workplace.
… Last year, Hasbro released Monopoly for Millennials, which included the tagline: “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.” The game played to millennial stereotypes: Mr. Monopoly is wearing headphones and carrying a coffee on the cover of the board game, all while snapping a selfie. Instead of buying property, the game focuses on collecting experiences, such as going on a meditation retreat or to a vegan restaurant.