Have you noticed that many of the old games you used to play as a familyhave been “upgraded”?

Hasbro, for example, just released its newest version of Monopoly this week — and this edition is “woke.”

The edition, called Ms. Monopoly, has a feminist mascot.

“While Mr. Monopoly is a real-estate mogul, Ms. Monopoly is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs,” the company said in a statement.

It’s the first time in history the iconic game has had a different symbol other than the top-hat, money-carrying man.

Also, traditional playing pieces like the battleship and race car have been replaced by new tokens — such as a notebook and pen, a jet and a watch.

And now, the company is striking a blow against the patriarchy. In Ms. Monopoly, female players make more money.

Female players will collect $240 when they pass “Go” — while males will collect the traditional $200. The box brags this is the first game in which women make more than men.

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Hat Tip: CNN


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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.