Board game with a ‘feminist’ twist goes viral for all the wrong reasons

A “feminist” take on the classic board game “Monopoly” released last year has resurfaced — and social media users can’t stop making jokes about it.

Back in September 2019, Hasbro introduced “Ms. Monopoly.”

The release went unnoticed by the greater internet community, but a viral tweet on May 8 called attention to the game’s baffling ad.

It celebrates female inventors at the beginning — then turns into a pitch for the “Ms. Monopoly” game.

“In the Ms. Monopoly game, women get a higher payout at the start of the game and more money when passing go,” the product description reads.

Rather than buying property, “players buy some of the things that wouldn’t exist without the innovative women who invented them,” like Wi-Fi.

Monopoly was actually invented by a woman, Lizzie Magie, in the early 1900s.

Perhaps the most criticized element of the game is Ms. Monopoly herself, who is described as “Mr. Monopoly’s niece and a self-made investment guru here to change a few things.”

Twitter users offered a few critiques about the concept as a whole, to say the least.

“Please stop making me aware of Ms. Monopoly,” one user said.

“Ms. Monopoly just called me ‘Sweetie’ even though we are the same age,” another user wrote.

“They’re gonna have to follow up Ms. Monopoly with Ms. Sorry,” a third said.

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