Emoji Are Causing Major Controversy for the Way They Depict Women
If you’re preggo, then you’ll be happy to hear that, among the 72 new emoji that have recently been announced, an expecting lady is still among the bunch. If you, on the other hand, happen to have a career that you love or a sport that you excel at, you’re still SOL.
This obviously isn’t going over well with women who are avid texters. “Emojis are quickly becoming an important part of how we communicate, which makes the fight for inclusivity more important than a cause célèbre among the politically correct,” says Slate, adding, “It’s an attempt to make an increasingly relied upon language reflect the world it is being used to describe.”
If you don’t want your friends to accidentally think you’re having a baby, or if you’re not, um, Mrs. Claus, your options for self-representation are a little restricted.
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(h/t Slate, photos via Emojipedia, Mixmike/iStock)