Google renamed, 800 sites banned and no girl wins

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.

4 of tech’s biggest names are driving the next LGBT rights battle

Believable? When the Supreme Court legalised same sex marriage in June 2015, tech companies were among the first to celebrate. More >

Source: Take Part, Jennifer Swann

Facebook defends its nude photo policy

A picture of a nude woman promoting an apparent porn video flagged on Facebook as offensive. Response: “It does not violate our standards.” More >

Source: The Times, Shenaaz Jamal

Google restructures as “Alphabet” and names new CEO for search business

Google announces corporate reorganisation and name change to the ALphabet. The Alphabet name has at least two meanings More >

Source: BuzzFeed, William Alden

India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown

“Sudden blanket ban on websites considered a ‘social nuisance’ is met with anger online and triggers debate on censorship and freedom” More >

Source: The Guardian, Jason Burke

No girl wins: three ways women unlearn their love of video games

“My little sister just wants games to be for her exactly what they are for boys and men: easy to love.” More >

Source: BoingBoing, Juliet Kahn

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), August 11th 2015