Your Phone Thinks Women Would Rather Be Pregnant Than Play Sports
It’s a simple fact of life: Emojis make the world a better place. So when we heard that 72 (!) new emojis were coming out today, we were seriously pumped.
Among the new creations: an avocado, a pregnant woman, a face palm, and dudes doing sporty stuff like wrestling and playing water polo and handball. Sweet! So there are women doing those things too, right? Er, no. We get an emoji of…a girl doing a cartwheel. And not like Gabby Douglas-level cartwheeling with a badass ‘tude. Think: free-wheeling through a field of flowers.
Hold. The. Phone. Last time we checked, women play sports, too. But apparently that still hasn't hit home with emoji developers.
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And, unfortunately, this isn’t anything new: A look at existing emojis shows that there are five sporty emojis of guys, four that look gender neutral, and just two that could either be a guy with long hair or maybe a breasts-less woman (inexplicably wearing her hair down while working up a sweat). (For tips on how to build badass muscles, pick upLift to Get Lean by Holly Perkins.)
But, oh—we figured it out! Maybe these new emojis are just appealing to the female demo that like to play water polo topless. Of course. Because no app developers would be so lame as to think women don’t like working out, right?