There’s a Period Emoji on iOS But Bloody Hell It Took Two Years
Here’s the thing iOS users – your phones now have a period emoji.
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Yes, that is how much time it took to campaign, conduct an online vote, and collaborate with the NHS Blood campaign to get the proposed emoji approved.
Even then, it wasn’t easy.
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After it was rejected, Plan International UK, a women’s rights charity that had pushed to adopt the period emoji, opted for the second-most voted design of their online vote in 2017 i.e. the blood drop, according to the BBC. It then teamed up with NHS to take it forward.
Better late than never, but will a period emoji help fight the stigma over menstruation? Opinion is divided.
What do you think about the emoji?
(With inputs from Grazia, BBC and Sky News)