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Ms. Monopoly gives opportunity for real life changes to be made

Ms. Monopoly gives opportunity for real life changes to be made

Ms. Monopoly gives opportunity for real life changes to be made
September 25
18:50 2019

Hasbro recently debuted its new board game, Ms. Monopoly, and already, it has been receiving mixed reactions.

For starters, in the original Monopoly game, no one gets an advantage whether they’re a man or a woman. In this new version however , men still earn $200 if they pass “Go,” but the women now get $240. Another change in the game is that buying property is no longer an option. Instead, you can now invest your money on inventions that women have created. Among the inventions are popular items that are used everyday like Wi-Fi, chocolate chip cookies and even bulletproof vests.  

So what could possibly be the problem with this new game?

Well for starters, many men do not like the fact that the women have an “advantage” in the game. They believe that they should get paid equally to the men. They are not even excited to win because of these new advantages for the women in the game. The manufacturer has said that if the men play wisely, they can make more money too. 

I feel like Hasbro made a smart decision by allowing these ideas to actually play out. Realistically, women get paid 80 percent of what men make and they have continuously been fighting for equal pay in real life so if anything, this new game could send a message that actual companies and brands could see. 

This does not necessarily mean that all companies would adopt what this game is promoting, but there is a possibility that the empowering message behind this game will influence real life companies to do the same. If men feel like it is unfair that they are receiving less money than women in the game, maybe they can finally understand what it feels like to be cheated out of an appropriate wage just like women constantly do in real life. 

Not only is this game empowering to women, it also is to the little girls who see these female inventors and see that there is a possibility of women getting paid a proper wage. This can give them more hope, and it could influence them to push the envelope to create their own inventions.

In its debut video, Hasbro also gave three girls around $20,000 in order to help pursue their own inventions. In addition to the new game, this is just one of the many ways that Hasbro can help motivate young women.

Of course, this is not to take a jab at men and what they do, but oftentimes it is harder for girls to find the motivation and the courage to follow their dreams because of factors discouraging them simply because they are girls.

This game showcases more than just the wage gap or the prospects of becoming a successful business women. The broad aspect of the entire thing is seeing how this game could potentially change lives. Men typically have the upper hand in real life, so if this can push women to pursue their goals I believe this new version of the classic Monopoly game is a complete game changer.

Featured Illustration: Kylie Philips

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