Female emoji are finally being proposed, and here’s what they look like
Most of the Internet uses emoji. And women and girls use them more than men and boys do. But surprise! Most emoji are either androgynous or male.
Google wants to fix that with new women worker emojis, like these:
Many, many people have been calling for more female emoji for awhile now. Including Michelle Obama.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016
And lots of girls.
It's actually kind of weird that that working female emoji don't exist.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 12, 2016
all professional emoji are male including friggin santa. the only female emoji in uniform are a bride & playboy bunnies. this is a ?'s world
— Sarah Smarsh (@Sarah_Smarsh) May 12, 2016
?? SOMEONE TELL ME WHY THIS EMOJI IS A MAN WHY IS THERE NO FEMALE SWIMMER THIS IS INEQUALITY THIS IS INJUSTICE THATS PROBABLY NOT A WORD UGH
— turnip-kun (@peachpwr) April 30, 2016
A lot of people are loving these proposed images.
— Pascal Meier,MD,BMJ (@pascalmeier74) May 13, 2016
— Civil Eats (@CivilEats) May 13, 2016
— NGCProject (@ngcproject) May 13, 2016
The team at Google proposing the new female emoji say they will be "empowering." Even better would be closing the gender pay gap. But, you know, one step at a time.
— ????? ???? (@derektmead) May 13, 2016
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Holly Epstein Ojalvo
Holly’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower engaged activists who will change the world. She was previously an editor at The New York Times and a high school teacher. She spent her brief 20’s slump at a mousepad factory. Holly earned a B.A. at Lafayette College and M.A.'s at U Delaware and NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and cat, Tomie Twotone. Follow: @heoj.