Periods and Emoji – What will be the emoji representing menstruation?

What will be the emoji representing menstruation? There is currently no emoji to represent the periods, while there are already 1851 official emoji on our smartphones. The organization Plan International has decided to fight this situation by offering Internet users to vote on Facebook and on its website to elect the emoji that will represent menstruation: calendar, panties, blood drop, uterus or sanitary pad.

The votes are now closed, and Plan International will now submit this new emoji to the Unicode Consortium, the authority responsible for standardizing symbols. An excellent action to break the taboos surrounding menstruation, reminding us that 64% of women in the UK feel uncomfortable discussing their menstrual periods with their male friends, or that in Africa, many girls are forced to miss school during their periods.

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