Emoji & The Gender Debate ๐Ÿ‘ค

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Paul Hunt is a Silicon Valley insider of sorts: a long-time designer at Adobe. As a young child, he struggled with feeling uncomfortable within the gender binary. Now, as a gay, married man, he continues to feel that he doesnโ€™t quite fit traditional gender norms, and as societyโ€™s ideas about gender have been up-ended by shows like Transparent and Ru Paulโ€™s Drag Race, Paul wants to make sure that emoji reflect that societal shift. Paul is fighting to add non-gendered and androgynous emoji options to the current array of gendered police officers, doctors, and more. Itโ€™s a tricky debate that combines design and gender norms.

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