February 11, 2019

Why we definitely need a period emoji...

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

The period emoji will end stigma! Or something.

We all know that emojis are a symbol of a progressive society.

We have to make sure that every single group is represented in those little smiley faces we send to our friends. If we don’t, it leads people to feeling outcast and lonely.

We need vegan emojis. We need PERIOD emojis. We need small penis emojis.

…Ok, to be serious for a moment, wouldn’t all these special emojis start causing stigma for other groups, too?

Take the period emoji for example… isn’t that going to cause a stigma surrounding trans women who can’t have periods? And what about the tiny penis emoji?

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commented 2019-02-12 22:29:05 -0500
That’s an issue? Next thing we know, there’ll be a wet dream symbol. I of course have zero interest in these idiot pictograms.
commented 2019-02-12 09:14:01 -0500
Soon our language will become more like Chinese or Japanese where each character represents a word. Imaging a message or document made up of nothing more than emojis.

I feel sick today will be represented by an emojis of someone puking, a thermometer in the mouth, or an image of someone in a bed with a “plague” notice. I feel like I’m dying could be represented by The Grim Reaper checking a watch while outside a door.

A scientific paper will be made up of a string of science related emojis. Of course if the experiment can end in failure, an emoji of an atomic explosion might be a bit extreme, unless that is what happens.

What next: male and female emojis, and naturally of various skin colours, of people masturbating? Group sex? Feeling horny? Child sex? Sex with dogs, cats, goats, horses, squirrels?

People have too much time on their hands, and love studying the lint in their navel. There is probably an emoji for that.
commented 2019-02-11 19:31:04 -0500
Yes we need lots more emojis because God forbid this far into the 21st century we should still have to spend four or five minutes of our oh-so-valuable time figuring out some way to string 280 characters together so that we end up saying something at least slightly intelligent.

sarc/off
commented 2019-02-11 17:02:29 -0500
can we please be more sick as a society.
commented 2019-02-11 16:50:38 -0500
In the immortal words of Frank Barone, “Holy Crap”!!

How about a Frank Barone (Peter Boyle) emoji? We could hit the emoji a Hundred times, without having to type out “Holy Crap” one hundred times… This, is just such a time where the “Frank Barone” emoji would work….