Facebook has redesigned its icon to symbolize gender equality and woman empowerment. Originally, male was larger and placed at the front – clearly overshadowing the female profile, however, now you can clearly see equal portrayal of both genders.
Moreover, the new group icon has a female figure in front of two males unlike the old icon, which featured two men and one woman, the woman sat in the back left behind the larger centered man.
Many might take them as mere symbols or icons, but they carry a huge, powerful message. A message that requires serious attention for women empowerment and gender equality.
Bravo to Facebook designer, Caitlin Winner, for this marvelous initiative. “After a little sleuthing I determined that the chip was positioned exactly where the man icon would be placed in front of her, as in the ‘friends’ icon, above,” she wrote in a blog post. “I assumed no ill intentions, just a lack of consideration but as a lady with two robust shoulders, the chip offended me.”