The White Squad, DIY gynaecology and...

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.
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Tarryn Booysen

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology. She currently works...

What school girls in India can teach us...

In most Pune schools, the new term is under way. Activities are in full swing and tests have already begun. Students wake up as early as six in the morning and the school day hums along amidst ringing bells and slamming lockers. At the dinner table, a heated WhatsApp conversation ends only when an exasperated parent confiscates the phone. Everyone has at least one selfie on Instagram. Is it time to unfriend your elder brother yet? You know how brothers are. Somebody’s crush has just uploaded a picture of himself with a guitar. Like. Thumbs up. After dinner, it’s time for homework or bed. Phones are plugged in to charge overnight.
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Neha Mathews

Neha Mathews is a proud member of fictional slackcore outfit Slutboi x 440 Hurtz and pre-natal rap...

Inside the world of India’s badass girl...

If there’s anything I love with a passion, it’s kicking serious ass. Which is probably why, as an 8 year old, Dangerous Dave inspired equal amounts of angst and satisfaction in me. In this simple 8-bit videogame, I overcame obstacles and struggled through levels, overusing my jetpack privileges and never quite pressing the Alt-key fast enough. Okay, maybe I wasn’t a particularly good player, but I eventually made it to the end, feeling invincible for exactly 30 minutes.
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Neha Mathews

Neha Mathews is a proud member of fictional slackcore outfit Slutboi x 440 Hurtz and pre-natal rap...

Ladder of Hierarchy: how gender matters...

In the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigX) workshop last month participants from different countries in Asia were asked to arrange a series of words by the “ladder of hierarchy”. Despite our cultural differences, it seemed that we all agreed on one thing – whether married or unmarried - man is always on top.
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Pinda Phisitbutra

Pinda Phisitbutra is a digital rights officer at the Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture (...

HRC 29 resolution: "Accelerating...

The Human Rights Council resolution "Accelerating efforts to eliminating all forms of violence against women: eliminating domestic violence" recognises that violence against women can include acts such as cyberbullying and cyberstalking, both expressions of online VAW.

Looking for evidence of gender...

Twitter has been chosen for this study developed by Katharina Jens, a Media and Communication graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science, because it has become a platform where abuse has become the most visible following the attacks of the women above. This thesis sets out to empirically provide evidence for the inequality produced online, by analysing a snap-shot of the sexual harassment a lot of women are experiencing daily on Twitter.
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Katharina Jens

Katharina is a Media and Communication graduate from the London School of Economics and Political...