For those of us whose scope of experience operates beyond brides, haircuts and dancing Playboy bunnies, a listing of alternative female emoticons
When it comes to women and emojis, it can feel a bit like the 1950 s got trapped in your keyboard. The femoji are all girly girls; they get their fingernails done, get haircuts, get married , and dress up as dancing Playboy bunnies .. Meanwhile menmoji are policemen, construction workers and cyclists ..
There have been many suggestions as to how best to change the emoji-optics. Michelle Obama tweeted that shed like to see an emoji of a girl examining. Always and Bodyform, the feminine hygiene companies, have both launched campaigns to introduce less stereotypical emoji. In Bodyforms case these revolve around periods and include an angry-PMS-face emoji, which isnt stereotypical at all.
Now, Google has waded into the debate and is pressing for more professional female emoji. Isnt it hour that emoji also reflect current realities that girls play a key role in every walk of life and in every profession? reads a proposal from a squad of Google employees submitted to the Unicode Consortium the body that approves new emoji and ensures standardization across platforms.
Yes, it is time! The Google Female AdWords Software Engineer is the emoji that girls both need and deserve. But if were going to ensure a genuinely realistic representation of modern girls we need to go further than that. So here are a few more emoji suggestions that the Unicode Consortium can add to their listing:
Resting bitch face
The RBF-sufferer is constantly told that smiling utilizes fewer muscles than frowning. She would explain that she has extensively researched this fact and it is bullshit, but that would take too many muscles.
You might think this is characterized by a somewhat ached facial expression. Well, actually its more like a sort of glazed-eye wince as you pretend to be listening.
Because being constantly empowered requires a lot of energy.
Netflix and chilled by my own inertia
Was going to get off the lounge and guarantee the next feminist revolution is likely to be broadcasted, but my empowerment batteries have run out and episode 5 of OITNB is going to autoplay in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
And for my next trick I will make this tampon disappear. Following which I will turn water into wine.
When you give person 79% of a smile as they explain to you how the pay gap is a myth, actually.
Basically busy bitch
Sorry to do this for like the 356 th hour, I am the absolute worst, but can we resched drinks because Ive just gotten crazy busy?
Joined Classpass and immediately became promiscuous, visiting a different workout studio every night. After they put up their costs she cancelled in disgust, but her old teachers dont look at her the same way any more.
Will never love anyone the route she loves SoulCycle. But thats OK because, as she breath expectation, she knows she is a beautiful warrior living for each and every single moment.
Oh yes I love Elena Ferrante. Such an incisive exploration of female friendship. Which of her books was my favourite? Well, um, you know, all of them really.
The woman card trader
Dont tell anyone but this is who all the women get their Woman Cards from.
The Amazon woman
Thanks to her Prime account she has not insured the inside of a drugstore for four years and buys everything online. The UPS man detests her.
The elusive Superwoman who can have it all and do it all as long as she can get there in an Uber.
Former online-dating enthusiast who is now swiped out.
The ghostess With the mostess
Has been ghosted so many times by Tinder dates that she has developed a sixth sense.
Woman giggling alone with salad
The thing nobody has understood about this stock photo stereotype is that shes not laughing with it, shes laughing at it.
That feeling when your period is late and you know you must be pregnant despite this being basically impossible as you havent had sexuality for well, lets not even go there.
Whatever you want from emoji feminism, whatever you need. Anything you want done by a small digital image, this one does it naturally.
Leaned in a little too far
Now she has fallen over and cant get up.
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