DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: Underwear, sucking and gaming

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, 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 apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.



‘Dear Kate’ ad features women tech execs in their underwear



Critics have called the campaign “sexist” and “bizarre,” claiming that it “set back” women in tech. What do you think? More



Source: HuffingtonPost.com, Nina Bahadur



Meet the female gamer mascot born of anti-feminist internet drama



Vivian James is the fictional ‘every-woman’ of gaming. She wears a striped hoodie and drinks Mountain Dew Throwback. Her name is a play on “vidya games.” She’s a regular person who wears jeans and spends too much time on the Internet. And she was created out of spite by the historically anti-feminist gamers of 4chan. More



Source: vice.com, Allegra Ringo



Facebook is sucking out our brains



Facebook is testing out new [Satire] tags, so that unsuspecting ideologues the world over will stop sharing fake news articles as the real thing. Because we’re all too stupid to know the difference and because we obviously care less that Facebook is sucking out our brains. More



Source: insidefacebook.com



5 reasons why so many people believe feminism hates men and why they’re not true



All feminists hate men or at least that’s what people have been told for more than 200 years. Here are five reasons why this is not true. More



Source: itspronouncedmetrosexual.com



This phone app helps transgender users change the pitch and tone of their voices



Kathe Perez a speech pathologist has the first phone app designed to help transgender users change the pitch and tone of their voice to reflect their identity. More



Source: BuzzFeed, Sarah Karlan



This is it from GenderIT.org DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit



GenderIT.org, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), August 28th 2014