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Sexist Emoji?


Emoji are revolutionizing the way we communicate while also communicating gender stereotypes about women. Cristen and Caroline decode the gendered patterns of emoji use and why some think they don't speak loudly enough for girls and women.

Episode sources:

"Emoji." Womanzine. https://issuu.com/lindseyweber5/docs/emoji_by_womanzine

"Emoji Candidates." Unicode. http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/emoji-candidates.html#1f926

"Femojis." MAKERS. http://www.makers.com/blog/makers-femojis-female-emojis

"Hey Unicode, It's About Damn Time We Had Some Emoji for Professional Women." Mic. http://mic.com/articles/130758/hey-unicode-it-s-about-damn-time-we-had-some-emojis-for-professional-women#.vzo9r8fzZ

"How Using Emoji Makes Us Less Emotional." New Republic. https://newrepublic.com/article/118562/emoticons-effect-way-we-communicate-linguists-study-effects

"Meet the 63-Year-Old in Charge of Approving New Emojis." http://time.com/4244795/emoji-consortium-mark-davis/

"Not Every Brand Loves Emojis. Always 'Like a Girl' Says the Female Ones Are Terrible." Ad Week. http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/not-every-brand-loves-emojis-always-girl-says-female-ones-are-terrible-169956

"Smile, You're Speaking Emoji." http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/emojis-rapid-evolution.html

"These Are Each Country's Favorite Emojis." Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/22/emoji-report-will-bear-your-soul-to-the-world_n_7116706.html

"Why 140 Characters, When Will Do? Tracing the Emoji Revolution." NPR. http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326937998/why-140-characters-when-one-will-do-tracing-the-emoji-evolution

Academic insights:

"A longitudinal study of emoticon use in text messaging from smartphones." Chad C. Tossell, et al. Computers in Human Behavior. 2012. http://clay.rice.edu/pubs/Tossell-Emoticon-CHB12.pdf

"Gender Differences in Text Messaging." Sara R. Shawcroft. Brigham Young University. 2014. http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4964&context=etd

Topics in this Podcast: Communication, dating, language, Technology


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