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Google Empowers Women With Gender Equal Emoji

Kevin Whipps May 25, 2021 · 1 min read

Representation matters – especially with emoji. Last year, Apple introduced its racially diverse emoji, and now Google has taken things a step further.
In en effort to portray the diversity of women’s careers, and empower young girls, the tech giant has proposed a new set of emoji to the Unicode Technical Committee that portray a wider span of professions for both women and men. Guess what? 11 of them are now approved.

11? That’s it? Well, no. There are 11 more templates, but each of those templates has various styles. So let’s say you want an emoji that’s a runner. There’s a female runner and male runner, but then various skin tones are options as well. This means that there will soon be more than 100 new emoji out in the wild,

As if that wasn’t enough, Unicode is also going to take 33 existing emoji and give them male/female alternates as well. It’s a step forward, and although we still have a long way to go, the journey of a thousand miles always starts with a single step.

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  • Anonymous
    Yes, but when will the carriers send updates to our phones so we can use these emojis? 6 years ago
  • Anonymous
    I like this! 6 years ago
  • This is cool! 6 years ago