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Sunday surprise — emoji as selfie, with hijab

[ by Charles Cameron — cute, controversial ]
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Rayouf Alhumedhi, 16, from Saudi Arabia, now living in Vienna, wanted an emoji to represent herself and other women in hijab, and it has now been approved. Here she is, below right, with the emoji version of herself:

Unsurprisingly, there are some who view the hijab as an example of “patriarchal constructs that oppress women” == but Rayouf herself clearly feels both liberated and delighted.

Mileages will no doubt vary.

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Source:

  • CNN, Teen behind new hijab emoji: ‘I just wanted an emoji of me’
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