In times of such political and social uncertainty across the globe, we can always count on the folks at Unicode to respond with an appropriate array of new emojis. And boy golly, they’ve done it again. 

Among the two-page list of approved emojis are some particularly progressive symbols, including “Person With Headscarf” and “Breast-Feeding”, among some other, slightly baffling additions, such as “Person In Steamy Room” and “Cut Of Meat”.  

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First proposed by 15-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi from Saudi Arabia, she told the BBC that “There are so many Muslim women in this world who wear the headscarf. It might seem trivial… but it’s different when you see yourself on the keyboard around the world”.

As emojis become an increasingly common way to communicate, inclusivity has become the theme of many new additions, such as providing hand and face emojis in all races, rather than just white. 

The breastfeeding proposal notes that the baby bottle emoji ranks in the top 50% of those being used according to emojitracker.com. “Three million mothers participate in the activity of breastfeeding in the United States at any given time,” said the proposal. 

It’s also come just in time, considering President-elect Donald Trump‘s comments around the essential life activity. Hint: he thinks it’s “disgusting”. Speaking of old mate Trump, we can’t help but realise that one of these emojis looks a lot like a certain red hat.

Get Your Thumbs Ready ‘Cos There’s A Whole Buncha New Emoji Comin’

Source: Gizmodo.

Photo: Unicode. 

Get Your Thumbs Ready ‘Cos There’s A Whole Buncha New Emoji Comin’