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Unicode Consortium approves #PeriodEmoji

The Unicode Consortium has approved a #PeriodEmoji to “de-stigmatize” menstruation.



I’m not commenting on de-stigmatizing menstruation, I’m speaking here as someone who has worked in standardization. Unicode Consortium has done outstanding work in machine coding of scripts for both modern and historical languages. Approving emojis is beneath its exalted mission. Time to spin off this activity into a new consortium: The Universal Emoji Consortium? Hell, create a whole new ISO infrastructure!


Byrne, K. (2019, February 10). Opinion: The new ‘period’ emoji is a reminder that destigmatising menstruation has a long way to go. Retrieved February 16, 2019, from https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/period-emoji-unicode-menstruation-iphone-android-poverty-stigma-a8772166.html

Unicode Consortium. (n.d.). Retrieved February 16, 2019, from https://www.unicode.org/