DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: From breastfeeding to comic books

DJ’s choice is a new 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.



Breastfeeding is no longer “obscene” on Facebook



Facebook has done it again in redefining what is seen as obscene, obviously according to their standards. Facebook now allows it’s users to post photographs of women breastfeeding, photographs in which an exposed nipple may be seen. More



Source: Bitch Magazine, Soraya Chemaly, June 23rd 2014



The Human Sex Map



This map of the lands of human sexuality introduces a good overview of the different “desires” that exists. One person’s disgust, could be is another person’s pleasure. From vanilla to hardhardcore, all desires appear on the map. More



Source: Human Sex Map, Franklin Veaux



Wonder Woman not a feminist



Feminism in comic books? The new creative team behind Wonder Woman, are claiming that their Princess Diana won’t necessarily be a feminist. This is definitely not surprising, but what do her characteristics tell us. More



Source: The Guardian, Laurenn McCubbin



Is Facebook messing with my emotions?



In light of the Facebook emotions experiment, here is an article on how to tweak and control your newsfeed, but how much is really in our control? More



Source: The Guardian, Robert Booth



“We don’t like this, we’ve never liked it, and it needs to stop”: An open letter on feminism in tech



An interesting letter on feminism in technology that addresses the struggles, the expectations and experiences of some feminists. “Being nice and talking politely about injustice does not compel the group in power to do anything that unseats their power,” states this group of women technologists and leaders, writing together to address the tech community. More



Source: Model View Culture



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 7th 2014