In social media guide, Colorado State urges students to ‘avoid gendered emojis’

In social media guide, Colorado State urges students to ‘avoid gendered emojis’
Sample emojis. We make no representation as to whether these emojis are gendered or non-gendered, or meet the Colorado State University standard for inclusive emoji use on social media. Emojipedia

[Ed. – Seems to explain the football team.  My generation would have considered it a 1984-level form of thought interference to even generate such a document. Point to ponder: isn’t it gender-policing for Colorado State to assume by looking at them that emojis are gendered?]

Colorado State University (CSU) has released a new social media guide, encouraging organizations on campus to make their social media “more inclusive” by “avoiding gendered emojis” and more.

The “10 Ways to Make Your Social Media Channels More Inclusive” guide was released as result of the CSU Inclusive Communications Task Force and gives a “quick guide for inclusive communications,” according to the webpage.

“Use inclusive pronouns,” Colorado State directs students. “Use the yellow emojis when addressing a diverse audience…avoid gendered emojis when possible.” The guide also advises students to caption photos and videos, use title case for hashtags, and share a variety of perspectives.

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