Great article! I always found the subtle (and likely un-intended) patriachy in Facebook’s icons a little unsettling.
Please don’t take the following poorly (and trolls: don’t, just don’t), but as I got to the end of your article I noticed that none of your/Facebook’s icons are representitive of me. They’re all very European/Asian.
As a developer who works with many talented designers, I know it’d be impractical to represent every ‘silohette’, randomizing would make for a poor UX and hairless one’s would remove personality.
It just got me thinking, y’know?