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Women finally get a menstruation emoji

By Fast Company

Also included among the next release are emoji for hearing aids, manual and motorized wheelchairs, prosthetic legs and arms, white “probing” canes used by the vision impaired, service dogs, and guiRead full story

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  • Most of the men commenting here seem very uncomfortable, and occasionally angry. I guess this kind of literal visibility is needed.

  • Um, thank-you??? (I was hoping for equal pay)

  • Cool! Now stop taxing menstruation products as luxury goods.🎈

  • A valiant effort by Plan International UK.

    My emoji-use is conservative to say the least but a fan of the following mentioned: yawning face, a person kneeling, a sloth, an otter, an orangutan, a skunk, a flamingo, garlic, and a waffle.

    Plenty of times I’ve been in desperate need of a person yawning (oh and a sloth).

  • Sure, this solves gender parity. I can sleep soundly now...and know everyone’s cycle to boot!

  • Interesting...I wonder how long before someone in government or entertainment abuses this one on Twitter and causes a two-week internet scandal over it.

  • Funny, that’s not what this image says to me. “I listen to my heart, wave upon wave, salty and red, continuing on and on, marking time.” -handmaid’s tale

  • Are we sure that emoji do not get us back to the hieroglyphs?

  • This is important for a whole bunch of reasons, not least because it brings us a step closer to being able to talk about a basic biological function without weird/awkward/taboo or otherwise fraught under/overtones, which in turn could/should have positive implications in all sorts of areas, not least

    This is important for a whole bunch of reasons, not least because it brings us a step closer to being able to talk about a basic biological function without weird/awkward/taboo or otherwise fraught under/overtones, which in turn could/should have positive implications in all sorts of areas, not least economic, health, wellness and legal. That said, I don’t know if this is the ideal emoji. A tampon might’ve been better. But I also might not be the best judge.

  • Hmm... I don’t know how to

    react when my female friends use this emoji. Please tell me the proper reply.

  • So, is there a nocturnal emissions emoji? A urination emoji? How many natural bodily function emojis do we need so folks won't feel left out?

  • Quartz already had a custom menstruation emoji on slack, great to see it’s going mainstream. (Though, tbh, would prefer a tampon emoji to this rather ambiguous drop)

  • It is probably the most talked about subject among women I know. The fear that men seem to have that we will suddenly bombard them with glimpses into our cycles is absurd. And don’t forget: you have to handle a red drop picture. We have to handle the real, gross, painful, unpleasant thing. Sucks to be you.

  • Was there really no blood emoji before this? If we have the emoji tools to make the three “see/hear/speak no evil” monkeys there’s no excuse for not having provided for an emoji version of “blood sweat and tears”

  • Hmmm...I wonder if there is an emoji for menopause, as well.

    This menstruation emoji reminds me more of a nail polish color...Great color.

  • Not for me but I think I can understand the appeal for other millennials and gen-Z. So much faster than writing « menstruations » and it is kind of funny...

  • I’m curious to know what kind of user research / testing was done to support this decision.

  • This is so what we were fighting for... gender parity, check. 😒

  • The title of this story is misplaced excitement. Have women really been waiting impatiently all these years wishing to 'finally' be able to emoji about their cycle? The women in my family would not put that at the top of the list of new emojis. Here's a suggestion: "New Emojis for 2019!". List them out

    The title of this story is misplaced excitement. Have women really been waiting impatiently all these years wishing to 'finally' be able to emoji about their cycle? The women in my family would not put that at the top of the list of new emojis. Here's a suggestion: "New Emojis for 2019!". List them out, make jokes about them, go ahead and mention the blood drop, maybe make it a guessing game, "bet you can't guess what this one is...". But really, that's not good form. Don't they tell you in journalism, don't make your audience cringe when reading your work? Just a suggestion.

  • It looks like it should accompany an appeal for blood donations. Designers should have imposed it on the female symbol.

  • This must be part of that "I'm so special" movement..where we applaude ourselves and act like marters.

  • If I use this in a funny way am I gonna regret it 20 years down the road like black face 🤔

  • I’m equally excited for the new emojis for a sari and a Hindu temple :)

  • Wouldn't be a bit surprised if men used this emoji more than women.

  • Yes... Because we've all been wanting to know when... Sigh...

  • The endless female victimization narrative..ain't it grand....not.

    Its no wonder some men are fed up.. the last 30 years has been super sexist and it continues. The best example of this ridiculous anti social narrative is the homeless issue...81.2% of homeless are men yet they keep opening up women only

    The endless female victimization narrative..ain't it grand....not.

    Its no wonder some men are fed up.. the last 30 years has been super sexist and it continues. The best example of this ridiculous anti social narrative is the homeless issue...81.2% of homeless are men yet they keep opening up women only shelters.

    So dont pretend you don't know why some comments are negative..Jane

  • Touché!! @Candy Crowley

  • Who thought of this? Please step up and admit it. Someone was paid good money to come up with this idea.

  • Guys could use it too. For those times when its tough around home.😵

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