The White Squad, DIY gynaecology and fake profiles

DJ’s choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, 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 apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit.



GynePunk, the cyborg witches of DIY gynecology



“GynePunk wants to decolonize the female body. To this end, it is developing first aid gynecological tools, for socially disadvantaged women, refugees, sex workers. But also for themselves.” More >



Source: Makery.net



Being fake, being online: young women’s self-expressions through multiple profiles on social media



“Many of the young women expressed a fear and mistrust of ‘fake’ identities and multiple profiles, and spoke of how fake profiles are indicative of an intention to engage in deceptive acts. More >



Source: Tarshi, Sujatha Subramanian



Always #LikeAGirl



When you tell someone they’re doing something like a girl, is it good thing or a bad thing? An interesting commercial from Always. More >



Source: YouTube, Always



Racial satire ‘White Squad’ is painfully hilarious but all too real



“Meet the “White Squad” a group of well-meaning white people looking to help out people of color. The squad is introduced in a new, brilliant satire by MTV Decoded that tackles racial inequality that privileges white people and disadvantages people of color in everyday situations.” More >



Source: HuffingtonPost, Aaron Barksdale



This is it from GenderIT.org DJ for this week! Enjoy it, share it, dig into it. Feedback is always welcome. Send us interesting material to genderit at apcwomen.org or tweet us your links using #genderit



GenderIT.org, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), July 20th 2015