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Apple’s Gender-Neutral Emojis Aren’t for Everyone

They place restrictions and limits on an identity that’s all about freedom

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OnOn Monday, Apple released a new version of iOS — and with it, a hotly anticipated update to its emoji collection. Where once users had been limited to just male and female versions of popular emojis like elf, zombie, graduate, detective, and British police…




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