DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Sex in the digital age

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.

Feminist games critic cancels talk after terror threat

Anita Sarkeesian has been threatened with a “Montreal massacre-style attack,” made subject to a DDOS attack, persistent harassment, and hate campaigning all for assessing anti-feminist trends in gaming. What the $%&@ world!? More >

Source: The Guardian, Alex Hern

Free porn video searches, including gay sex, tied to Christian conservatives In the U.S. by study

An abundance of free porn video searches is being tied to areas where there is a large number of Christian conservatives living in the United States. But what does this data even mean? More >

Source: Inquisitr

Advertisement for sex hits the internet, is a thing we never knew we needed — And still probably don’t

The ad is “just meant to remind people that sex is a thing and that you should, you know, have some.” More >

Source: the Spectator, Emma Cueto

Why are Apple and Facebook paying female staff up to US$20,000 to freeze their eggs?

Of Apple’s 98,000 employees, just 30% are female. At Facebook, women make up about 31% of staff. Is offering female employees cyropreservation and egg storage an effective way to increase the number of women working in tech? More >

Source: Financial Post, Armina Ligaya

Leo Sheng, transgender man, documents transition through Instagram

“I really just want to bring awareness to a particular identity and what it may mean for some people.” More >

Source: Huffington Post, James Nichols

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), October 16th 2014