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Menstruation: Lets Emoji About It

A recent article in the Guardian talks about Plan International's search for an emoji that has something to say about menstruation. It points out that there are over 1,000 emojis in Unicode, including ones for many bodily functions (smiling poo being a regular favorite), but nothing at all about getting your period, something that is happening to approximately 800 million people around the world, right now. Its easy to dismiss the call, but the lack of an emoji says a lot about the continued silence around menstruation. As a taboo topic, it is difficult for girls to speak up and mention it as one of their needs, meaning donors often fail to think ...