Help us make the headscarf emoji happen

Read Rayouf's AMA on r/twoxchromosomes. You'll have to remind yourself that she's just 15 years old. Please share this widely and we'll update when we hear back about our proposal.

Proud to be working with @RayoufAlhumedhi and @jenny8lee on a proposal for the Unicode Technical Committee to add a headscarf emoji, for millions of women across the globe to be represented. She's doing an AMA in the @Reddit community r/twoxchromosomes right now (link in bio) and is easily among the most impressive 15 year olds I've met. Why? Emoji have become such a big part of our communication (historians are going to have fun so much fun with this) that to leave out hundreds of millions of people is glaring. As a white American man I've greatly benefited from the different perspectives I've found on communities like r/islam where people are speaking freely about feeling marginalized. Emoji may not seem like a big deal, but it's one more way for a lot of people to feel acknowledged and represented -- and that's a good thing. ⬆️

A photo posted by Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:39am PDT

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Alexis, sorry to see. your thinking here is SO wrong for so many reasons.....emphasizing "feelings" rather than performance, process over results, "victim" over taking corrective action, guilt over competency training, to name but a few reasons...you may feel better with a emoji but it will change little for so-called downtrodden muslim women. Why not try the hard work of pushing back against muslim dominated cultures that limit women"s education opportunities, lack of equal rights, etc.? For these reasons, I'm out of this.... --------- Original Message --------- Subject: [alexisohanian.com - New Post] Help us make the headscarf emoji happen From: "Posthaven Posts" Date: 9/14/16 9:00 am To: rick@rickwiwi.com -- Reply above this line to comment on this post -- Alexis Ohanian created a new post on alexisohanian.com: Help us make the headscarf emoji happen Read Rayouf's AMA on r/twoxchromosomes. You'll have to remind yourself that she's just 15 years old. Please share this widely and we'll update when we hear back about our proposal. Proud to be working with @RayoufAlhumedhi and @jenny8lee on a proposal for the Unicode Technical Committee to add a headscarf emoji, for millions of women across the globe to be represented. She's doing an AMA in the @Reddit community r/twoxchromosomes right now (link in bio) and is easily among the most impressive 15 year olds I've met. Why? Emoji have become such a big part of our communication (historians are going to have fun so much fun with this) that to leave out hundreds of millions of people is glaring. As a white American man I've greatly benefited from the different perspectives I've found on communities like r/islam where people are speaking freely about feeling marginalized. Emoji may not seem like a big deal, but it's one more way for a lot of people to feel acknowledged and represented -- and that's a good thing. ⬆️ A photo posted by Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:39am PDT View the post and reply » Unsubscribe from new posts on this site Change your Posthaven email settings
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