#GAReads | Google 'professional women' emoji nominated for Design of the Year
Google said it had seen the need for new icons following an op-ed in the New York Times by Amy Butcher, which asked: “Where was the lawyer? The accountant? The surgeon? How was there space for both a bento box and single fried coconut shrimp and yet women were restricted to a smattering of tired, beauty centric roles?”
Butcher noted that while women were left painting their nails, men were seen serving on the police force and working in the building industry.