DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Judith Butler explained with cats, internet famous, and good music

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit.

Judith Butler explained with cats

Ever had trouble understanding Judith Butler’s gender theory? “See there is no interior truth to gender identity because sex is always already gender.” More >

Source: BinaryThis

“Internet famous”: Visibility as violence on social media

“I started doing even more of that exact thing that women around here aren’t supposed to do: Get angry. Fight back. Speak my truth. Set boundaries. Take up digital space. Be “visible.” I am now one of the most hated people in the tech industry.” More >

Source: Model View Culture, Shanley Kane

Tampon run… the video game!

Interesting how guns and violence are normalized in video games yet tampons are still unspeakable. High school students Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser created “Tampon Run” video game to fight the taboo around menstruation. More >

Source:, Maya Dusenbery

The ‘revenge porn’ fixer

When it comes to “revenge porn” how often do we hear “well they shouldn’t have been taking nude pictures in the first place. Charlotte Laws argues it actually has nothing to do with whether or not nude photos were taken. It’s about harassment, it’s about theft, and it’s about consent. More >

Source: BuzzFeed, Ryan Broderick

New feminist music for the end of summer

As we enter the middle of the month and the beginning of a new season, here is some good music to keep you going. More >

Source:, Katie Presley

This is it from DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at or tweet us your links using #genderit, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), September 11th 2014