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.

Argentine judges dismiss rape of 6-year-old because child Is ‘gay’

Ridiculous? Two justices in Argentina gave a pedophile a severely reduced sentence because his 6-year-old victim had been previously abused and seemed ‘gay. More >

Source: The Daily Beast, Nina Strochlic

Makers Emojis: Femojis

In case you’ve missed it, check out the Makers team new femojis, see any familiar faces? More >


After Ireland’s gay marriage vote, 3 happy couples have already popped the question

In a historic event, Ireland legalized gay marriage by popular vote, after a referendum on the issue was met with a resounding ‘Yes.’ More >

Source: Bustle, Kirsten O’Regan

Being a butch woman around men sure would be a lot easier without the patriarchy

Check out this cool comic about being a butch woman around men. “You’re basically a guy right?” More >

Source: Everyday Feminism, Anna Bongiovanni

The Apple Watch is surprisingly great for women

“My company bought all its employees an Apple Watch, so here I am with one. And unexpectedly, I’m loving it — mostly because I think it’s a device that’s really great for women.” More >

Source: BuzzFeed, Annie-Rose Strasser

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), May 25th 2015

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