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.

Trouble at the Koolaid Point

“This month is the 10-year anniversary of my first online threat. I thought it was a one-off, then. Just one angry guy. And it wasn’t really THAT bad. But looking back, it was the canary in the coal mine…” More >

Source: Serious Pony

The ‘problem’ with male virginity

“Men of literally all ages – talking about the shame and pain of being a male virgin. They talk about feeling broken or unworthy, that they’ve missed some sort of open time frame where they could lose their virginity.” More >

Source:, Dr NerdLove

40 maps that explain the internet

Having trouble understanding the internet? Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it’s used by people around the world. More >

Source: Vox, Timothy B. Lee

HappyPlayTime: Making female masturbation friendly

Loving your body, in every way, is not a sin. No more shame, no more secrets. This little vulva is on a mission: to free the world from a silly social stigma. HappyPlayTime is a sex education game whose aim is to eliminate the stigma around female masturbation. More >

Source: The Next Web, Liraz Margalit

Do you use social media to manage your moods?

A study suggests that when we feel down we turn to social media to look for others who are worse off than us. More >


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 09th 2014

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