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

“It’s LGBTI and erotica friendly, but by invite only. Could it be the new Facebook killer? 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 your gender, race, sexuality and political views.” More >

Source: Time, Jack Linshi

When your job is to moderate the internet’s nastiest trolls

What do website moderators have in common with emergency room nurses and police officers? Alex Chrum, moderator for, sifts through 50-200 questionable posts per day. More >

Source: Mashable, Rebecca Ruiz

Apple’s new health tracking app forgets that periods exist

“How could 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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