Alas, we have overcome emoji prejudice with shades of brown, some LGBT love, and a few other additions -- but the fight is far from over. Four Google employees have proposed a set of new emojis to represent 13 different careers of women in the workplace.
"Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji...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," reads the proposal.
Rachel Been, Augustin Fonts, Nicole Bleuel, and Mark Davis are very serious about the impact of the emojis they propose. "We believe this will empower young women (the heaviest emoji users), and better reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world," they wrote. They are hoping the emojis, which include a farmer, a doctor, a chef, and more, should go into effect by the end of the year.
Emojis aren't as simple to create as they sound, according to Buzzfeed. Sure, they're small things that are easily duplicated individually, but the process to create, approve, sell, and distribute them is an enormous undertaking.
“To make our final selection, we looked at the primary, secondary, and tertiary categories that compose global GDP — Agriculture, Industry and Services — and further broke them down categorically based on global popularity, growth, and overall representation," says the Unicode Consortium, the organization responsible for overseeing emoji creation. "We additionally added in concepts from popular media campaigns such as #likeagirl, global influencers, and the ongoing support to promote women in STEM.”
Check out the emoji pics below, and click here to read the full proposal.
Oh, professional men emojis will be included, too. I hope they have a $.64 dollar bill to represent the white male inequality emoji.