The people over at WBNS have been kind enough to share how the facebook "friends" icon is now a lot less offensive, a lot less problematic and a lot less sexist (phew, finally). Apparently, the old icon did not do justice in representing the female as "in a position to lean in". Facebook employee Caitlyn Winner claims to be on the honorable quest to "question all icons" (icons here referring to little pictures, not individuals of accomplishment and admiration). So look out! By no means is Facebook a place that is "lacking in sensitivity" (phew, again), though. It is an "amazing place with free snacks", in case you had any doubts.
Have you ever been offended by the Facebook "friends" icon? Let´s just say that if you have, you are unlikely to be seen wearing a VD-Shirt around town anytime soon.
Not for Pussies!