DJ'S CHOICE OF THE WEEK: The Snappening, childbirth and disgruntled fan

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 Snappening

“It was called the “Snappening” – the vast leak of Snapchat pictures, including thousands of nude images, some of them of under-17s – the app’s main demographic. Hackers said they had been able to intercept Snapchat photographs for years.” More >

Source: City A.M, Stephen Shakespeare

Teen’s identity lesson makes a serious point

Check out this video titled ‘Changes’ put together by a 17 year old about how being gay is not a lifestyle choice. More >

Source: Huffington Post, Ron Dicker

13 lies we have to stop telling about bisexuals

Number 7: “All women are bisexual.” More >

Source:, Eliel Cruz

By removing photos of childbirth, Facebook is censoring powerful female images

“Birth is a fundamental feminist issue right now – women’s bodies should not be sanitised. Facebook should let us see it as it is.” More >

Source: The Guardian, Milli Hill

Shonda Rhimes’ responds to fan complaining about gay scenes

New episodes of “Scandal and how to get away with murder” depict gay scenes much to the disgruntlement of a fan. Have a look at Shonda Rhimes’ response to fan. More >

Source: UpWorthy, Franchesca Ramsey

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 23rd 2014