I don't understand why this matters so much to people. They are emoji's, they were meant to be vaguely human characters that embody a single emotion. We don't need people running, eating, swimming, or anything else, much less two versions for each so both genders have one. Idk, that's just my opinion
@Siska the Khajiit, And we don't need loads for race either. If something like this bothers someone so much why not just type it.
@Siska the Khajiit, People seem to think we need emojis for every single conversation. People don't speak through emojis, that's not the point.
@Siska the Khajiit, I don't like removing the gun to replace it with a squirt gun. But yeah every emoji with a person in it was doubled to have both male and female versions
@Siska the Khajiit, I agree. That's why I'll always love these kinds more -- :) ;p and such but there's one that perfect... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
To those who don't understand why they do this it's meant to combat white male normalization, which basically means if you just think of a generic normal person you think of a white male. But white males or no more normal than any other type of person. It has several negative effects for people who aren't white males. If you'd like to know more or think it's bull, look it up. If you wanna downvote me go ahead, just thought I might try to be informative.
@OtherRandomBlackGuy, see, if they actually cared about combatting "white male normalization" (btw the white part makes sense because in the western world white people are the norm) why not just make it a bunch of stick people with no defining characteristics. Now you aren't alienating anyone. We need to stop, there's nothing wrong with lots of white men and women in a majority white country. I don't go to Africa and complain they don't have enough white people in their billboards or on their TV shows. People need to grow a thicker skin
@Siska the Khajiit, like I said, if you think it's bull look it up.
@OtherRandomBlackGuy, I have looked it up, and it still is bull
@Siska the Khajiit, are you a white man by chance?
@epriest1, maybe I am, doesn't mean I ignore facts
@OtherRandomBlackGuy, thank you.
@Siska the Khajiit, if you're fine with having non-racially-specific, non-gender-specific stick figure emojis, you should also have no problem with emojis that look like all genders and races. I don't see why this is an issue--sure, white people are the majority, but that doesn't mean *only* white people (or guys, or whatever) should be represented. Also it's really not about "growing a thicker skin" for people who don't see anyone who looks like them in mass media--I suggest you grow a thicker skin and stop letting it bother you that Apple decided to be more inclusive in their emoji selection.
@Carmen Sandiego, I don't give a flying fvck about what Apple does. I just think it's pointless, by having a man running, that doesn't mean women can't. Just because women are more likely to be the stay at home parent, doesn't mean a man can't. Just because there's an emoji of someone doing something exists, it doesn't snuff out the possibility that other people do it. And there are plenty of people who are considered a minority in mass media. I just think it's stupid that there will be a thousand emojis to signify one action. Emojis are supposed to be a quick way of showing how you feel, emotions. I often have to spend minutes to find the emoji I intend to use, and at that point it's quicker to just type it
@Richard Cypher, the squirt gun thing was beyond stupid
Must be running to the kitchen.
I'm pretty sure the huffington post is just trolling us at this point. Or at least I hope they aren't being serious
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Why do we even have gendered or action emojis in the first place? I thought they were meant to be simple, universal images?
If they're gonna do one of sports they should just stick to the icons of equipment like shoes or bats, not athletes themselves
I would hate for my life to have so little meaning that I look to Huffington post for news.