iOS 11 Contacts App Icon gets a Little Gender Flexibility

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iOS 11 Developer Beta 4, and now Public Beta 3, changed the Contacts icon from a notebook with the silhouette of a man to a man and a woman. That’s a subtle detail, but one that people are noticing. The tech world has a strong cis male bias—so much so that women, transgender, and anyone that doesn’t embrace the good-old-boys-club attitude are often ridiculed and harassed—that needs some serious shaking up, so sometimes those little things can be a big deal.

iOS 11 Contacts App Icon gets a Little Gender Flexibility

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  1. Great, because there’s nothing more rewarding that spending thousands of dollars on products that a tech company insists on injecting their politics into. 🙄🔫

  2. Bob Petersen

    I’m offended that the “man” is behind the “woman” and further more why isn’t the icon gender-neutral? We are disintegrating as a culture with all this hyper political correctness. Pretty soon all the icons will be gray dots.

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