You'll never look at the women's bathroom sign the same way

#ItWasNeverADress campaign proves it was always a cape.

#ItWasNeverADress campaign proves it was always a cape. Photo: Twitter

As part of a project aiming to bring more women into the industry, software company Axosoft has made a few simple alterations to one of the world's most ubiquitous symbols for womanhood: the figure on the bathroom door, wearing a dress.

If you're a pants-wearing lady who's always felt a little peeved that the universal symbol for woman is a skirt (whereas that sexless human form on the opposite door is apparently indicative of maleness), then the #ItWasNeverADress campaign will probably make your day, and hopefully change how you feel about that particular picture for good. 



#ItWasNeverADress was debuted at the recent Girls in Tech conference, inspiring more women to get into the field:

According to the campaign's website:

"It Was Never a Dress is an invitation to shift perceptions and assumptions about women and the audacious, sensitive, and powerful gestures they make every single day. In science, technology, arts, mathematics, politics, houses of worship, on the streets, and in our homes, insightful women are often uninvited, overlooked, or just plain dismissed. Through storytelling, community building, innovation and creative disruptions, It Was Never a Dress will foster necessary conversations, vital voices, and images from around the world that honor ALL women."

We've got nothing against dresses... but when it comes to symbolising womanhood, we'll take a superhero cape over a skirt any day.