Gender identities, consent signals and Mx

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.



Uganda’s top woman in tech has some surprising advice for females considering ICT



In this interview with Evelyn Namara, one of Uganda’s top woman in tech, she reveals advice for young women wanting to get into technology. More >



Source: Akilah Net, Mujuni Raymond Qatahar



Push for kids to choose gender identities too early could backfire



In light of all the media attention around Caitlyn Jenner, Andrea Peyser writes an interesting piece on how pushing kids to choose gender identities may backfire. More >



Source: New York Post, Andrea Peyser



Facebook wants ex-Muslims to put themselves at risk



“My account was disabled with no warning, or even an option presented to change my account name had I wanted to.” More >



Source: Nice Mangos, Eiynah



Deeply divided over consent signals



This informative piece sheds light on how divided colleage students still are about consent. More >



Source: The Washington Post, Nick Anderson and Peyton M. Craighill



New gender-neutral honorific could be in the Mx



“Online discussion of Mx grew clamorous in the past month after media outlets reported with more excitement than hard facts that editors of the Oxford English Dictionary had announced its consideration to add the Mx title.” More >



Source: Business Day, Katherine Rosman



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