Google Creates 13 New Emojis To Represent Working Women

Google Creates 13 New Emojis To Represent Working Women

Google Creates 13 New Emoji's To Represent Working Women.

Women represented in emoji as the dancer, bride, and the princess are a thing of the past. While we must have observed men in cyclist, police officer, and weight lifter emoji, women were only kept to specific roles.

A group of Google employees has established a set of 13 new emojis they believe will better represent and empower the modern woman.

The team submitted their proposal for emoji gender equality this week to the Unicode Group, the Silicon Valley tech organization that watch over the creation of new emojis.

The new emojis shows the woman in roles such as tech workers, doctors, farmers, mechanics, educators and rock stars.

In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls conditions for emojis, Google declares it needs to create a new set “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.” The proposal states women — and those under 30 in particular — are the most regular users of emojis.

Mountain View, California-based Google needs Unicode to standardize the emojis by the end of the year.

"We believe this will empower young women (the heaviest emoji users), and better reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world," the proposal explains.

"No matter where you look, women are gaining visibility and recognition as never before. Isn't it time that emoji also reflect the reality that women play a key role in every walk of life and in every profession?"

Last month, Google also announced a new Google Handwriting Input that lets users write text on their Android devices as an additional input method for any Android app. It will also support emojis, for which users will just require drawing an emoji on the screen and it gets showed on the screen.

If the Unicode Consortium approves Google's proposal, emoji keyboards might finally include a doctor, businesswoman, health care worker, school graduate, scientist, technologist, high-tech worker, mechanic, farmer, factory worker chef, teacher, and musician.

The team's hope is that this emojis will be standardized and implemented across mobile devices by the end of 2016. "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," Google said in their proposal.

Through their proposal, Google mentions the growing conversation about how professional women are diminished in culture. Previously this year Always revealed a TV spot, especially about girls and emojis. "There're no girls in the professional emojis," says one girl. "Unless you count being a bride a profession."


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