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.
A new website called Hidden from Google displays a list of Google search results that the company has erased/censored under the right to be forgotten. More
Source: International Business Times, Rahul R.
A women’s university rowing club has been banned from Facebook after their nude charity calendar was branded as pornography. More
Source: dailymail.co.uk, Gemma Mullin
In this great comic from The Robinhead, an alien is confronted with our culture’s strangely stubborn investment in the concept of a gender binary. As the poor confused creature notes, “What I’m not understanding, however, is why I feel hatred and anger coming off of you at the idea of anyone living outside of your imaginary boxes.” More
Source: feministing.com, Maya
The solution to solving the gender gap in Australia is apparently very simple. All that needs to happen is to pay women more. “Women are worth the same as men and deserve to be paid the same right now, end of story.” More
Source: The Guardian, Eleanor Robertson
Pantene shampoo commercial challenges one of America’s oldest gender stereotypes. “The message is clear: Women don’t have to internalize the habit of saying sorry for everything they do.” Be strong and shine. More
Source: Identities.mic, Smriti Sinha
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 24th 2014