A pregnant man emoji has been confirmed among the 37 new emoticons in the hopes of ‘combatting harmful stereotypes,’ according to reports.
The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit company that promotes inclusive standards, is wanting to show people that anybody can get pregnant, regardless of gender.
The image was originally proposed in July of this year in the countdown to World Emoji Day.
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The proposal read: “Currently, emojis only depict people assigned female at birth in a role of pregnancy.
“If emojis are designed in a manner to be as inclusive as possible this emoji should present its gender more ambiguously.”
It continued: “One’s sex does not dictate the capacity to care for children in the home or work in the market.
“In the same way sex equality law has aimed [to] combat harmful sex stereotypes, there is a great deal of parallels regarding how one’s sex does not dictate the capacity to carry children.
“This is not a new phenomenon. Pregnancy has been indiscriminate of gender throughout history but it is only now being formally recognised.”
Since news of the pregnant man emoji has circulated, people have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the update.
One person tweeted: “They’re actually doing a pregnant man emoji. I’m done with the world at this point.”
Another added: “Honestly, what’s the point in a pregnant man emoji?”
However, some people said the emoticon was long overdue.
“I just read that there’s a ‘pregnant man’ being added to the next batch. Between that and Lil Naz X, people are going to crumble and I’m here for it,” one Twitter user penned.
Pitching in, a second said: “The pregnant man emoji was sorely missing! Finally, the Unicode Consortium has fixed this gross oversight.”
This latest update will take the total of emoticons to a whopping 3,633.
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