Guide to queer comics, parent's perceptions and Kerry Washington

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.

Your brief and wondrous guide to contemporary queer comics

Do you know your queer comics? “Behold, 18 queer comic artists you should know right here, right now” More >

Source: HuffingtonPost, Priscilla Frank

Research: Child gender informs parental attitudes about tech

“A new study suggests that parents’ perceptions about their children’s technology use is influenced by the child’s gender, the type of device used and perceived educational value.” More >

Source: The Journal, Joshua Bolkan

Map: More than half of states may roll back LGBT rights

A recent report from the Human Rights Campaign showed, many legislative proposals are being considered at the state level that might reverse some of the trends for expanding LGBT rights. More >

Source: Washington Post, Ana Swanson

5 times Instagram censored women’s bodies

“As we all know, even a glance at a female body that’s not filtered to smooth, sexualized perfection can cause nausea, heart palpitations, and even death. In a bid to save us from ourselves, Instagram has consistently censored images of women they deem inappropriate…” More >

Source: Bustle, Kristen Sollee

Kerry Washington’s GLAAD speech

Have a listen to Kerry Washington’s on otherness, intersectionality, and inclusive storytelling as she accepts the Vanguard award at the GLAAD ceremony. More >

Source: YouTube, GLAAD

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), March 31st 2015