Emoticons are another way that old people try to pretend that they are young. No one will realize that you are 38 years old when you fill up a twitter post about that great Harry Potter book you just read with loads of childish little pictures.Emojis are the tool of people too lazy or stupid to make their point by using words.
...aaaand I'm done. These people want my sympathy, my understanding, my help? Nope, not now. Because an idea that is honestly an attempt at being constructive and helpful and that could be innocently posed by literally anyone is being used as an excuse for the 10 millionth time to take a snotty crack at how awful white men are. Spoiled bobo white people are by far the most likely to be sympathetic to pointless genderqueer concepts like emojis, and yet they feel the need to remind us that we are the worst people ever. Apropos of nothing.An article about gender representation within Google's emoji set wouldn't be complete without comments online (usually, but not exclusively from white men) stating "we should go back to blobs that had no gender or skin tone, easy!".