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.

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

“How do you navigate the world when it is built on identifying with one group or another and the place that feels right is neither?” Why do we get treated differently when we don’t conform? Can I just be seen as a person? More >

Source: The Washington Post, Monica Hesse

A lifetime of walking while female

The evolution of street harassment. A new animated video shows how women’s bodies are treated on the street. More >

Source: Huffington Post, Nina Bahadur

Hilarious response to people who try to shame breastfeeding moms

“Despite the fact that it is legal to breastfeed in public, moms are habitually shamed for nursing their babies outside the home. This comic depicts some hilariously brilliant ways that breastfeeding women can respond to all of the grumbles and complaints.” More >

Source: Huffington Post, Caroline Bologna

Mother jailed for helping daughter get abortion

Jennifer Ann Whalen was charged with a felony and has now been jailed for 18 months for assisting her daughter with ending her pregnancy. More >

Source:, Maya

5 lies that distort male sexuality and hurt men

“In the midst of his braggadocio, he mentioned wanting to perform an incredibly violent sexual act that would violate her consent and would likely lead to serious injury.” More >

Source:, Jamie Utt

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 25th 2014

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