2018 - Nora Hamada and Megan Giller applied to the Unicode Consortium for an emoji to represent birth control pills. They thought it was the first "Birth Control" emoji, but a condom company beat them to that, by a few years, and was also rejected. Durex (Condom maker) applied for a condom emoji back in 2015, but it was rejected. The thought police might have felt it was too racy or commercialized. Now people just use this one instead: ☔. I always imagined creating a pictographic language would involve far fewer thought crimes.
|Facebook war on Emoji, Handgun Emoji, Unicode, I Am A Witness, and so on. Each of these tweaks is relatively harmless... but additively they change the lexicon, pervert the language, and make the meanings of things we say today, mean something completely different in the future. That's not a good thing.|