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Comedy Central's The Glass Ceiling game gets way too real.

Here's a funny video with an extremely valid point.

Comedy Central's The Glass Ceiling game gets way too real.

Remember how companies used to market board games in the '90s?

They were commercials filled with cheesy music, bad acting, and unrealistic expectations of how much fun you'd actually have playing the game. Last week, Comedy Central released its own board game commercial, promoting The Glass Ceiling game for girls. The hilarious parody video tackles those commercial hallmarks while hitting the girls in it with a harsh dose of grown-up reality about wage gaps and women in the workplace.


GIFs from Comedy Central/YouTube.

In the video, the girls start off with big aspirations, only to learn of some of the workplace's less-awesome aspects.

One girl is shown reading a card that says, "Your Ivy League education hasn't gone unnoticed; it makes your boss Doug feel emasculated. The promotion goes to Blake, who didn't even get a degree. Move back 1 space." Another one of the girls is made to wrestle with what she'd do if her boss sexually harassed her.


Womp-womp.

"It's funny because it's true" is a bit of a cliché, but — well — it's funny because it's true.

There's no shortage of evidence that the "glass ceiling" in the workplace still exists. Whether this is marked by the fact that while women earn nearly 60% of all undergraduate and master's degrees (clearly, they're ambitious), they make up less than 15% of executives and less than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, or whether it's the fact that 1 in 3 women aged 18-34 has been sexually harassed in the workplace — there's still a ways to go before we reach true gender equality.

Smash the glass ceiling!

Check out the smart, must-watch video below.

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"I am so grateful for my upbringing in Colombia, surrounded by mountains and mango trees, and for my Colombian family," Agudelo says. "Colombia is the place where I learned what's truly essential in life." It's also where she found her passion for the arts.

While she was growing up, Colombia was going through a violent drug war, and Agudelo turned to literature, theater, singing, and creative writing as a refuge. "Journaling became a sacred practice, where I could leave on the page my dreams & longings as well as my joy and sadness," she says. "During those years, poetry came to me naturally. My grandfather was a poet and though I never met him, maybe there is a little bit of his love for poetry within me."

In 1998, when she left her home and everyone she loved and moved to California, the arts continued to be her solace and comfort. She got her bachelor's degree in theater arts before getting certified in journalism at UCLA. It was there she realized the need to create a media platform that highlighted the positive contributions of LatinX in the US.

"I know the power that storytelling and writing our own stories have and how creative writing can aid us in our own transformation."

In 2012, she started Alegría Magazine and it was a great success. Later, she refurbished a van into a mobile bookstore to celebrate Latin American and LatinX indie authors and poets, while also encouraging children's reading and writing in low-income communities across Southern California.

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Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

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