ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!!!
I can’t believe I’m writing another piece on Rey missing from a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product.
According to News.com, Hasbro‘s new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly game gives players four options:
They can either play the game as Luke Skywalker, Finn, Kylo Ren, or Darth Vader.
(Umm… Darth Vader is an option?! Seriously?! He’s not even in The Force Awakens!)
So where the f*@k is Rey?!!!????
Apart from being, like, ya know, one of the main characters in The Force Awakens, she’s also become a fan favorite.
So why, oh why is she missing from this Star Wars Monopoly boardgame?
Well, I really can’t think of a reason other than good, old-fashioned gender discrimination.
I guess Hasbro doesn’t really want to know Star Wars fans at all. Instead of taking the time to learn about what fans like, dislike, and want, they are just spewing out Star Wars merch in order to make money.
In fact, I’m kind concerned that whoever made this game, hasn’t even seen the film. Because if they had, then WHY WOULD THEY LEAVE REY OUT??!!!
I feel like whoever made this game just saw a list of characters and thought, “Ah, she’s a girl & only boys like Star Wars so we can just exclude her and throw in Vader.”
* EPIC EYEROLL *
I mean, if you wanna get real about it, where the fuck is Han?! If you haven’t seen The Force Awakens, then maybe stop reading. Like now.
But Han is a way more prominent character than Luke in The Force Awakens! I mean, HELLO!!!!!
Again, I feel that this Han/Luke thing just further backs up my concerns that Hasbro doesn’t know shit about Star Wars, doesn’t care about fans, and just wants to make as much money as possible.
Leaving out Rey is just absolutely ridiculous. I sure won’t be buying this game or any other product that promotes gender inequality by excluding Rey.
And I will now leave you with this amazing letter written by 8-year-old, Annie, (and posted to Twitter by Carrie Goldman) who used her lovely worlds to sum up the entire situation better than I ever could: