Ms Monopoly board game sees women players get paid more Sep 11, 2019 0 686 12345 REUTERSLONDONMonopoly is turning the gender pay gap upside down with a new version of the board game where women earn more than men, its creators - inspired by female trailblazers - said on Tuesday.Ms Monopoly replaces the game’s familiar mustachioed real-estate mogul on the box with his female investor niece, as players compete to collect inventions made by women, including bullet proof vests and wifi, rather than properties.But perhaps the biggest change is that women players will get higher payouts of Monopoly money than men, said its makers Hasbro toy firm - though men can still win if they play their cards right.“We want to recognise and celebrate the many contributions women have made to our society and continue to make on a daily basis,” said Hasbro spokeswoman Jen Boswinkel.The game will give female payers a boost with a higher payout to start investing at the beginning of the game, plus a higher payout every time they pass Go, according to stockists at Walmart chain store.It’s a far cry from real life, with women working full-time in the United States last year earning 80 percent of what men take home on average, according to the US Census Bureau.The game is intended to highlight women who have challenged the status quo, said Hasbro, adding that women held only about 10 percent of all patented inventions. RELATED ARTICLES Trump fires hawkish national security advisor John Bolton Sep 11, 2019 0 551 New Sweden minister presses ‘feminist foreign policy’ Sep 11, 2019 0 233 Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill on presidential impeachment Sep 11, 2019 0 197 Michael Jordan pledges $1 million to Dorian relief in Bahamas Nassau: Michael Jordan pledged $1 million Tuesday to the Hurricane Dorian relief effort in the Bahamas. The Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA Hall of Fame member owns property there and is a frequent visitor to the area that .. After battle with MPs, British PM seeks Brexit deal AFP London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Tuesday he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the EU, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising defeats by MPs over his Brexit .. US EPA chief seeks to reduce agency-funded animal testing REUTERS WASHINGTON US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Tuesday he was signing a memo to reduce agency-funded animal testing, vowing to almost completely end the practice by 2035. .. Outcry over EU ‘way of life’ migration portfolio AFP Brussels An EU Commission proposal to brand its powerful migration portfolio as “protecting the European way of life” sparked outrage from European lawmakers on Tuesday who called it a worrying use of far-right .. British lawmakers launch new group to try to secure Brexit deal LONDON: Several British lawmakers launched a new group on Tuesday to bolster efforts to secure a deal to leave the European Union, hoping to persuade parliament finally to pass an agreement based on one it rejected three ..