Facebook has made another public gesture in favor of gender equity.
Following the company's very first logo redesign, the social network is also introducing some new icons. After realizing that the "friends" and "groups" icons were symbolically putting women on the back burner, one designer took the initiative to make some changes.
Caitlin Winner, Facebook's design manager, explained the story behind the icon's redesign, through a post on Medium.
Not long after taking a job at Facebook, Winner "found something in the company glyph kit worth getting upset about." She noticed that the icon depicting a man was symmetrical while the woman glyph literally had a chip on her shoulder, in the area where the man icon would typically be placed in the "friends" icon.