Texting to my boss: Sorry can't come in today....(period emoji)
Yes this sounds awkward and I can see many strange and funny text exchanges in the future. However, this campaign is serious and hopefully will help many young girls. Below is the statement from twitter:
Following a joint campaign by Plan International UK and the blood service for England, Unicode announced that a blood droplet symbol will be among the new emoji released later this year. The intention of the campaign is to remove the stigma and shame around menstruation.