51 new emojis have been approved for release next year. Last month we reported on the news that a breastfeeding emoji could soon be in the pipeline. As well as the breastfeeding emoji which was put forward by nurse Rachel Lee, other approved symbols also include a hijab emoji, a bearded person emoji and a man with a monocle emoji, you know for all those times when you need a man with a monocle to express your feelings.
Earlier this year, we reported that there were plans afoot to introduce a whole new set of emojis to better represent women in the workplace *smiley face emoji* And now another female group could soon be getting some on-screen character representation in the form of a breastfeeding mother emoji. The Unicode Consortium (AKA the body that approves all emoji) are planning to meet in November to discuss, amongst other things, the choice of new emojis that could make it onto our smartphones. Rachel Lee, a nurse from University College London Hospital has officially petitioned the consortium in a bid to get the breastfeeding mother added to the official emoji scroll.