_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._

"*The Japanese Firm Selling Videogames to Women, Using Sex*":

"Why are women lining up to experience 'wall-thumping' or 'kabedon' at the Tokyo Game Show? Dating sim video games in Japan are one of the few video games being marketed to women."More >":

_Source: Wired, Daniel Feit_

"*Ello: the anti-Facebook meant to be private and pretty, but not this popular*":

"LGBTI social network"More >":

_Source: the Guardian, Nicky Woolf_

"*9 Ugly Lessons About Sex From Big Data*":

"Some shocking, controversial, and even downright disturbing facts revealed by big data. Watch out - your Facebook Likes reveal can reveal your gender, race, sexuality and political views." "More >":

_Source: Time, Jack Linshi_

"*When Your Job Is to Moderate the Internet's Nastiest Trolls*":

Alex Chrum, moderator for, used to sift through 50-200 questionable posts per day. Moderators have more in common with emergency room nurses and police officers than we think."More >":

_Source: Mashable, Rebecca Ruiz_

"*Apple's New Health Tracking App Forgets That Periods Exist*":

"The doctors who developed Apple's new health app forgot one of the most basic metrics of human existence: the period! Luckily, we have other options for apps..." "More >":

_Source: Jezabel, Erin Gloria Ryan_

_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), October 2nd 2014*


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