A very good move towards the upliftment of gender equality, a whole new set of emojis are all set to update the Emoji 12.0. In 59 new emojis, one that stands out is the emoji that represents the menstruation. The period emoji.
The period emoji is shaped like a drop and is red in color. The emoji is the unbashed representation of what every women around the world experiences every month.
According to a report by Vogue, this move was the result of a resounding demand by more than 55,000 people led by Plan International UK, a global girls’ rights charity.
We are thrilled to announce that we are actually getting a #PeriodEmoji!
— PlanInternational UK (@PlanUK) February 6, 2019
The Emoji 12.0 update has been finalized and soon, your smartphones will be updated with the 59 new emojis along with 171 variants in gender and skin tone.
The design of the period emoji is based on a survey that conducted in 2017 where the charity asked the internet users to vote on what the emoji should look like.
The other emojis that will roll out this year is a man using wheel chair, a binary couple, a racial couple, Indian sarees, autorickshaws and temples.
The new emojis are expected to be rolled out on September or October 2019.