Google to introduce 13 emoji representing working women

Google to introduce 13 emoji representing working women

Google introduces 13 emoji representing working women
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Bengaluru | Red Newswire | May 13 2:45 PM IST.

By now you must have noticed while tapping emoji that women are linked to 3 major roles i.e., bride, dancer and the princess. Well, even though it seems sweet, it has now become boring especially when you counterpart male emoji as cyclist, weight lifter, police officer, soldier, detective etc.

Surprisingly this disparity came to the notice of ‘Always advertising campaign’. The controversy inspired 4 google employees who proposed a plan to fill the gap. The proposal sought the introduction of 13 new emoji representing various roles played by women today.

The employees wrote, “No matter where you look, women are gaining visibility and recognition as never before. Isn’t it time that emoji also reflect the reality that women play a key role in every walk of life and in every profession?"

However, these emoji are yet to be approved by the Unicode consortium. If approved you could see a businesswoman, health care worker, doctor, school graduate, scientist, high – tech worker, technologist, musician, teacher, chef, farmer and mechanic.

The proposal aims at representing the professional women working in various sectors. Alongside, matching male emoji will also be included.

In a statement, Google employees told Mashable, “No matter where you look, women are gaining visibility and recognition as never before. Isn’t it time that emoji also reflect the reality that women play a key role in every walk of life and in every profession?"

One of the 4 authors, one is Mark Davis, President of the consortium. The Unicode Consortium will hold a meeting very soon. Till now it has accepted 79 characters as emoji including wrestler, man playing handball, dancing man, prince and so on. It also includes Mother Christmas, gymnast and a pregnant woman.

If approved, you could expect to use these emoji by June 2017.

Source: Mashable