Someone created the female emojis that we've been missing all along. Now we just need to get them on our phones.
How are there not more female emojis? (via Twitter)
When it come to emojis, there is a lack of powerful female role models, or any professional females at all, really. The most recent iOS update brought diversity, but apparently emoji creators still only see women as princesses and brides.
Enter MAKERS, an online women's storytelling collective that documents the experiences of strong, innovative American women. The staff at MAKERS came up with a great fix to the gender representation issue with emojis: they created a line of feminist emojis in the likeness of some pretty awesome and powerful women role models. Check it out:
Oprah Winfrey, of course. (via MAKERS)
Ellen Degeneres, probably mid-dance. (via MAKERS)
The Williams sisters, pictured with one of their many trophies. (via MAKERS)
Gloria Steinem. Yes. (via MAKERS)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, such a boss. (via MAKERS)
Val Demings, one woman powerhouse. (via MAKERS)
Beyoncé, obviously. (via MAKERS)
Check out the site for even more femojis! It would be pretty great if these emoji prototypes became a reality.
Female emoji characters shouldn't be limited to princesses, brides, and geishas #MAKERSFemojis http://t.co/NKmRsqrK4a pic.twitter.com/vJMYzFh6mb
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) May 20, 2015