UK-based organization ‘Plan International’ has launched a campaign to have a menstruation emoji to be added to the standard choices on smartphones.
The organization is offering five emojis which they are asking social media users to vote on. They will submit the winning emoji to the Unicode Consortium, who chooses the emojis to be included on phone keyboards.
Options for users to vote on include a bloody sanitary pad, bloody underwear, drops of blood, a period calendar, and a uterus.
“When you can find an emoji for pretzels and pianos, why not for periods? I’m fairly sure the average British woman has more periods than she does pretzels. Meanwhile, there are four different emojis for bicycles – but not a single one for something that happens to half of us, every month, for a huge portion of our life,” Tanya Barron, CEO of Plan International UK, wrote in an announcement in the Huffington Post.
Barron explains that every month “women will hide their tampons, slip them up their sleeves as they go to the bathroom, suffer in silence when the cramps start and avoid talking about how menstruation is affecting their mood and how they’re feeling for fear of being judged.”
Men also get boners and fear people seeing them for being judged — yet I doubt that the organization will be calling for an erect penis emoji to be added to our keyboards.
— tabitha goldstaub (@tabithagold) May 29, 2017
The organization cites the true, and alarming, fact that girls in third-world countries not having access to sanitary pads or tampons often leads to them missing school. The group does not explain how a girl without access to sanitary products will be helped by the emojis, which they are unlikely to even see.
The fascination with periods on the left is bizarre and best, and often gross and unsanitary at worst. Perhaps it wouldn’t be the end of the world to keep some things private.
Plan International UK describes themselves as “a children’s charity.” Their website boasts that they “strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.”
PHOTO: Jussie Smollett Spotted at Trump Tower Black Lives Matter Protest
Smollett is currently facing charges for false police reports.
Actor and alleged hate crime hoaxster Jussie Smollett was spotted at a Black Lives Matter protest event outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday, as reported upon by the Daily Mail.
Smollett appeared at the protest, in which demonstrators met at a large “Black Lives Matter” slogan plastered on the road in front of the President’s property. He wore an orange face mask and chanted mantras directed at President Donald Trump.
Smollett is currently facing six counts of disorderly conduct on account of his alleged false police reports in which he claimed to have been beaten by a pair of white Donald Trump supporters in the middle of the December night in Chicago, who identified and assaulted the Empire actor in an attack that involved wrapping a noose around Smollett’s neck.
It was later revealed that two Nigerian brothers who were associates of Smollett executed the attack, and the Osundairo brothers now maintain that Smollett had paid them to execute the hoax in pursuit of publicity.
Smollett is also currently litigating a $130,000 civil lawsuit with the City of Chicago, with the latter insisting that Smollett owes the Chicago Police Department the funds to recoup what was spent investigating Smollett’s fraudulent police reports.
It may not have been the best legal strategy for Smollett to appear at the politically charged protest, considering the political nature of the hoax crime he’s being prosecuted for.
No reports of mobs of ‘MAGA hat’ hooligans tracking down and beating left-wing celebrities in the middle of the night have surfaced from the area since Smollett’s appearance at the protest event.
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