Nudies, #FreeTheNipple and online laughter

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.

LOL, haha or hehe? Online laughter differs by age, gender

Another experiment? “A new Facebook study shows that your way of expressing laughter on social media may have to do with a few seemingly unrelated factors.” More >

Source: Live Science, Elizabeth Palermo

Behind the lens of women’s ‘nudies’

“‘Cellphones are just the beginning. Next, the man who gave it to her will convince her to send him a photo without clothes, and then he will show it to his friends. After that they will blackmail her, and she’ll be forced to do whatever they want.’” More >

Source: Medium, Nishita Jha

‘The smartphone freed me’: My dating journey as a transwoman

“How a virtual reality game helped the author come to terms with her sexuality.” More >

Source:, Nadika

How one man gamed Instagram to show support for #FreeTheNipple

“James Shamsi is on a mission to free the nipple on Instagram — or at least point out the social platform’s murky policies when it comes to “acceptable” nudity.” More >

Source: Huffpost Women, Emma Gray

How the mainstream LGBTQIA+ movement is leaving behind and even hurting our community’s most vulnerable

“The LGBTQIA+ movement still has a long way to go; I just hope the next big battle for queer rights isn’t against the queer community itself.” More >

Source: Everyday Feminism, Colin Walmsley

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 25th 2015