THE ARRIVAL of the new period emoji may feel long overdue for many. But the little red droplet is facing furious backlash on Twitter from immature
THE ARRIVAL of the new period emoji may feel long overdue for many.
But the little red droplet is facing furious backlash on Twitter from immature blokes – and even women – who are branding it “disgusting” and “pointless”.
Yesterday it was announced that a period emoji would soon be popping up on our phones in a bid to help end stigma after women’s rights charity Plan International discovered that 47 per cent of women, aged 18 to 34, believed it would help them be more open about menstruation.
However, not everyone is happy that it will soon become available along with the ‘small penis’ hand and physical disability emojis which have also been unveiled.
Taking to twitter, one angry man wrote: “Period emoji is disgusting.”
Another furiously commented: “Why the f**k r they adding a period blood emoji GROSS LFMAOO F*****G HELL.”
A third shared: “So next month Twitter will offer the “period emoji,” which looks like 3 drops of blood. #disgusting”
Meanwhile, another added: “It still doesn’t suggest for what purpose you’re going to need a period emoji, it’s a completely pointless idea.”
However, it’s not just men who are up in arms about the decision – some women also seem unhappy about their ‘time of the month’ being enshrined in emoji form.
One mum wrote: “This #PeriodEmoji is beyond inappropriate. Do any of you clueless feminist think about children? You should be ashamed of yourselves. YOUR DISGUSTING!”
Another confused women commented: “The period emoji is coming apparently but I wanna know in what context we’re supposed to be using it in.”
A third female shared: “There’s supposed to be a period emoji coming out? That’s gross.”
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It is yet to be revealed exactly when the new period emoji will be available to access on our phone keyboard.
We recently told you how a man was inundated with very graphic stories about periods after he complained that women talking about their menstruation was “disgusting”.
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Last month, we also revealed how a patch claiming to relieve severe period pain has gone on sale for less than £2.
And we also told you how to access free sanitary products in the UK – including pads, tampons and moon cups.