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Google’s on a mission to makes emojis more inclusive, and that starts with a new set of proposed Unicode emojis representing women in the workplace.
According to the proposal, “Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and would like to propose that Unicode implementers do the same.
“Our proposal is to create a new set of emoji that represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.”
The new emojis will include the likes of female chefs, rock ‘n rollers, scientists, doctors and even farmers. Google has also noted that these emojis will have male versions as well.
But the proposal does make room for more conversations regarding emojis and their lack of diversity. Among the silly poo and pancake smiley faces that started it all, emojis have become something of a language, or at least a means of communication without the previous necessity or boundaries of words, since the beginning of this decade.
If you’d like to read Google’s proposal in full, and have a look at all 13 new emojis, you can find them here (note, it’s in pdf format).