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Emoji Feminism

Recently, upon notice that she’d received tenure, I texted a close friend to offer my congratulations. Later, I knew, we’d meet for drinks and celebration, but the day was early and I was thrilled, imagining her pleasure in her hard-won achievement.

I AM SO EXCITEDDDDDDD, I wrote, and as with any message of sincere and unparalleled sentiment, I thought to include emojis: the party hat, the airborne confetti, the two tumblers of light beer clinking. I sent these enthusiastically. Then I sent them again.

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