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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.”


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:


Thanks to this epic fail from Hasbro, #WHERESREY is back with a vengeance on Social Media, if you care you join in the conversation!


(Source: News.com)

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Katherine Sangiorgio

Katherine is a proud UCLA grad turned freelance writer who enjoys writing about love, life, feminism, positive body image, and all things nerdy, shiny, and/or polka-dotted.
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9 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I have seen enough poor choices from Hasbro over the years that I believe it has more to do with ignorance than discrimination. It seems that whoever makes these choices simply are not star wars fans or worse havent seen the movies. Either way they are not as knowledgeable about the subject matter as most fans, and children ?, are.

  • The main protagonist of a blockbuster curiously left out? A cameo of a dead character included? Smacks of misogyny to me. Lets swarm Hasbro on FB.

  • Blame Disney, not Hasbro. This was Disney’s choice as the owner of the property, who get final say in all issues regarding their properties.

  • and I bet the free parking still has a car icon. Hasbro stopped trying years ago, it’s not gender equality it’s lack of research

    • The free parking/go to jail/community chest items are part of Monopoly’s copyright. They have to be included without alteration…which is sadly why the make-your-own Monopoly knockoffs are generally cooler as far as themes go :-/

  • If you look at the pieces, the Luke figure is pretty clearly from Return of the Jedi. With that in mind, they probably intended to have the main good/bad characters from each of the trilogies. In that case it would be Luke/Vader and Kylo Ren/F–… Oh wait. REY.

    What baffles me more, however, is that there are only four playable pieces in a Monopoly game.