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.

15 ways to digitally detox

“Make a rule that before you do anything technological, you have to explain how Twitter and Foursquare work to your parents. Yeah. That should do it.” More >

Source: Real Simple, Megan Mullally

Violence against women is a global pandemic

In honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, UN Women has released an infographic. One shocking stat says “133 million women and girls alive today have undergone forced genital mutilation in countries around the world. That’s almost four times the population of Canada.” More >

Source: The Huffington Post, Emma Prestwich

If buying condoms was like buying birth control

Hilarious parody of what it would be like if our society made it as difficult to buy condoms as it does birth control. You’ll see how ridiculous our current process is. More >

Source: Everyday Feminism

Woman breakdances on Tehran subway

People are getting prison time in Iran for viral videos posted dancing to Pharrell’s hit “happy”. “Happiness is our people’s right. We shouldn’t be too hard on behaviors caused by joy.” More >

Source: Business Week, Shai Oster

Video game reviewer is contacting the mothers of her online harassers

It’s a story as old as, well, the internet. A woman is a video game journalist. She receives rape and death threats. The end. But in a delightful new take on the old story, said video game journalist has reached out to the mothers of her harassers, just to let them know what their sons are up to. More >

Source: Jezebel, Isha Aran

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), December 1st, 2014

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