Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Behold 'Femojis', the feminist emojis including Beyonce, Lena Dunham and Gloria Steinem

hero.jpg

A company has created a number of feminist emojis labelled 'Femojis' in hope of bringing more diversity to the modern keyboard.

Makers, a website which reports on pioneering women in America, have imagined what stronger female emojis would look like in the form of modern day feminists, including Lena Dunham, Beyonce and Gloria Steinem.

Emojis are officially the fastest growing language in the UK and in history based on the incredible adoption rate and speed of evolution. 

In April, Apple updated its people emojis to include six different skin tones - one consisting of a yellow face which the company said was to be ethically neutral.

But while racial diversity is making its way into the smorgasboard of adorable and addictive icons, that's not the case when it comes to gender.

When we cast our eyes over the selection of female emojis we were limited to dancer, a bride, a princess, two geishas and two figures dressed in playboy bunny costumed. In contrast, the male emoji palette features a police officer, construction worker, jockey, walker, swimmer, cycler and rower. 

For women, "activities are limited to sexy salsa dancing, getting haircuts, and wearing Playboy bunny costumes,” explains Makers. "If Apple is going to make an effort to be progressive and value diversity, their next iOS update needs to feature a larger representation of females in their emoji alphabet."

Take a look at the girl power emojis below. Bear in mind, the femojis are all American and we'd love to see a few British women in the mix, from Emma Watson to Emmeline Pankhurst. Who you love to see become an emoji? Vote for your favourite in our poll below...

Beyonce, singer and business woman

Beyonce

Lena Dunham, writer, director and actress

Lena

Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space

Astronaut female

Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, television host and producer

Ellen

Mindy Kaling, actress and comedian

Mindy Kaling

Gloria Steinem, social and political activist

Gloria

Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, actress and producer

Oprah

Images: Makers

Related

emoji.PNG

Emoji revealed as fastest growing language in UK

hero.jpg

The most popular emojis by country, from Britain to Australia

make-up.jpg

'Can I be a feminist and still love make-up?'

itwasalwaysadress.jpg

The toilet sign that's changing the way the world views women

rexfeatures_4775575ch (1).jpg

Not wearing heels? Get off the red carpet…women are told at Cannes

rexfeatures_4775568ai.jpg

Salma Hayek makes rallying cry for equality in Hollywood

Comments

More

How it feels to be a woman in America right now

"There is a sense of impending doom"

02 Dec 2016

Viewers slam Eamonn Holmes for ‘sexist’ treatment of GBBO's Candice

“He’s making me so uncomfortable – poor Candice”

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

The 12 surprising health benefits of mulled wine

Mulled wine, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Pensioner, 89, offered bar job after "stop me dying from boredom" ad

We love a story with a happy ending

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Bake Off fans, you can now apply to be on Channel 4’s GBBO

On your marks, get set, baaaaake…

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Inventor of new £5 note brands vegans “stupid” over animal fat debate

"It's stupid. It's absolutely stupid."

by Sarah Biddlecombe
02 Dec 2016

Baby it’s Cold Outside has been given a feminist makeover

The troubling Christmas song has been transformed into an epic consent anthem

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

You’d be more productive if you could work from a café, study finds

Tell your boss.

by Moya Crockett
02 Dec 2016

The best low-alcohol swaps for your favourite beers, wines and spirits

Time for a booze-not-booze?

by Amy Swales
01 Dec 2016

Dorchester issues “disgusting” list of beauty demands to female staff

Women have been told to shave their legs and wear full make-up

by Sarah Biddlecombe
01 Dec 2016