Facebook makes men and women equal in new Friends icon



Facebook has made a few subtle changes to some of its icons, giving its female silhouettes a slightly more prominent position

The Friends and Groups icon previously had the female silhouette in the background. Now, the man and the woman in the Friends icon are pictured side by side. In the Groups icon, the woman — though still outnumbered — is now in the foreground

Facebook design manager Caitlin Winner explains the design process in a blog post on Medium

“As a woman, educated at a women’s college, it was hard not to read into the symbolism of the current icon; the woman was quite literally in the shadow of the man, she was not in a position to lean in.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable Social Media

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