Cosmo Gave These Male Emojis a Fun, Feminist Makeover!

Because ONLY male astronauts and bikers? Sexist AF!

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It's true—emojis are sexist. So, Cosmo got illustrator Divya Tak to create some realistic, women-centric emojis (and they're awesome to say the least)!

How would a girl say 'I want to be an astronaut' in emoji? She can't. Because it doesn't exist. In fact, there isn't a single 'activity' emoji with a female version—except a receptionist and a bride. Which is why it's hardly a surprise that when sanitary napkin brand, Always, asked young girls if they thought emojis represented them during their #LikeAGirl campaign, the answer was  'No'. So we decided to create some of our own. Lose the pink and hair flips—it's 2016 people. Girl power all the way!

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 The surfer

After seeing Kate Bosworth own the waves in Blue Crush in 2002, we all shadow surfed in our rooms. Seriously!

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The swimmer 

Come on! We feared the deep end of the pool just the same. Just make sure you draw on a pretty suit.

The basketball player

There's a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) in case you didn't know. Pity there isn't an emoji!

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The detective

Sure, Sherlock Holmes was pretty cool, but didn't you ever read Nancy Drew?  'Detective' was a serious career choice. Ask any girl.

The paramedic

Seriously? We don't remember Florence Nightingale being a man. So, this one's a given. Plus, Grey's Anatomy!

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The horse-rider

Studies suggest that there are actually more female riders than men. Guess nobody told the emoji guys that!

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The cop

Surprising that this one doesn't exist already. Um, hello? Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat. Totally bad*ss!

The skier

It's a recreational activity, for crying out loud. Like walking. We're definitely rooting for this one.

The cyclist

Last time we checked, a bicycle didn't care if you were a boy or a girl. About time emojis fixed that.

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