Google proposes 13 emojis depicting professional women

In an attempt to better include and represent working women, Google has developed a set of 13 new emojis, according to BBC.

The emojis represent females in a variety of different professions — physician, scientist, construction worker, businesswoman, surgeon and farmer, to name a few.

The Google designers said their inspiration came from a recent op-ed in The New York Times titled "Emoji Feminism," which asks, "How was there space for both a bento box and a single fried coconut shrimp, and yet women were restricted to a smattering of tired, beauty-centric roles?"

Currently, a number of emojis depict men in various professions, including police officer and detective.

The new emojis are currently waiting for approval from the Unicode Consortium, which approves all emojis.

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