Emojis Can Be All-Inclusive If This Proposal Is Passed

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As far as emojis are concerned, every update gets better and better. Obviously, the most exciting in recent months was implementing the option to diversify the ethnicities of our emojis, with the taco coming in a close second. It turns out, there are even more emojis lined up for the next iOS update, but we won't know what's officially coming until around September. Now, The Independent reports that soon we could be able to customize the gender and design of our emojis, too.

This enhanced feature would mean that the dancing woman could turn into a man or the detective could transform into a woman. (So you can pretend that you're Carmen Sandiego instead of Inspector Gadget.) Oh, the infinite possibilities! On top of that, there might be an option to change hair color. (At last, redheads may finally be able to represent themselves.)

Hopefully, the proposal that was submitted to the Unicode Consortium is passed so we can have access to all-inclusive emojis at our fingertips come fall. (Read the entire proposal here.) Companies that carry the app, like Apple and Google, will have to approve the paperwork in order for the change to be implemented but since the proposal was written by emoji specialists from these specific companies, we feel like our digital fate is in safe hands.

The game is about the change, literally.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."