A selection of some proposed emojis. 
A selection of some proposed emojis.  - 
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Emojis have actually become serious for a minute.

If you want to use an emoji to represent somebody doing a job, be it a cop, a surgeon or a construction worker, your only choices were emojis showing men. Your female choices were brides and princesses.

Some Google employees have made a pitch to the group that decides these things, asking them to roll out a new set of 13 professional female emojis -- from generic business woman all the way to farmer and teacher.

Which is cool.

Now, about that gender pay gap.

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