There are thousands of Emojis available online, in fact we have emoji about everything.But Girls don’t have an emoji to share about their periods while chatting. A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time.
Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an official “period emoji” on the global emoji keyboard.
The charity has launched five designs for the emoji and launched a campaign on Facebook that people can vote to pick the version for final release.
The emoji designs include a sanitary towel, a diagram of a uterus, a pair of period pants, a calendar and blood droplets.
Susanne Legena, Deputy CEO for Plan International in Australia says “Even though at least 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating right now, there isn’t a single emoji to represent periods. Isn’t it ridiculous that there’s a long nose goblin emoji and a floppy disc emoji, but no period emoji?”
To vote for your favourite period emoji, visit the Plan Australia Facebook.