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.

LGBTQ study finds it really does get better

A recent study has found that most LGBTQ youth face less bullying as they get older. Do you agree with this? More >

Source: Vox, German Lopez

This photo was banned by Instagram —Thanks to society’s sexist double standards

It is said that most Instagram users are women, yet female bodies are the first to get censored, why? More >

Source: Identities.Mic, Elizabeth Plank

Selfie videos can track your mental health

“Researchers have developed innovative program for computers or smartphones having cameras, that will gauge user’s mental health by monitoring their social life.” More >

Source: HindustanTimes, ANI, Washington

The new documentary that shows how our obsession with masculinity Is destroying young men

The Mask You Live In – a documentary speaking to young men about life and masculinity. More >

Source: BuzzFeed, Louis Peitzman

Selfies arrive In gaming. Photo feature a win-win for players, Game Makers

“Some players may gleefully twitch and others may moan, but it’s obvious the selfie phenomenon is arriving in the video game realm and won’t be leaving anytime soon.” More >

Source: Tech Times, Quinten Plummer

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), February 2nd 2015

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