Gender identities, consent signals and Mx

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.

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

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), June 17th 2015