or male sign emoji or man symbol emoji [meyl sahyn ih-moh-jee]
What does ♂ mean?
The male sign emoji, ♂, represents the male sex or gender, especially used to indicate the male form of an emoji person, like man pouting emoji 🙎♂️ or man construction worker 👷♂️.
- ♀ female sign emoji
- 🤦♂️ man facepalming emoji
- 🤷♂️ man shrugging emoji
- Mars symbol emoji
Where does come from?
Who uses ?
The male sign emoji most often appears on social media because your operating system doesn’t support male versions of emoji people. That means you’re seeing someone indicating a male runner, swimmer, shrugger.
Messi FC did not survive this at all 🤦♂️
— KONJI (@SpiritualKonjji) June 30, 2018
Nigga kicked in my door trying to rob me. I ran in the room & put on a ski mask and said ain’t shit in here. Let’s go. 🏃🏾♂️😂
— Pryce Jones (@OfficialPryce) June 30, 2018
This problem affects a few emoji professionals, like the man police officer 👮♂️, which is based on the default police officer emoji 👮 and the male sign emoji. (Other male professionals sequence the man emoji 👨 with the default emoji for the profession, such as the man teacher 👨🏫.)
JUST arrested two males for these offences in #MillwallPark
— Poplar Police (@MPSPoplar) June 22, 2018
The male sign emoji doesn’t see the same symbolic resonance as the female sign emoji, used to champion women’s rights. (Because patriarchy?) When the male sign emoji is used on its own, which is rare, it simply signifies something is “male” or intended for men.
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