Why sexuality? “Sex is always political”, and its politicization involves the continual attempt to draw boundaries between “good” and “bad” sex, based on “hierarchies of sexual value” in religion, medicine, public policies and popular culture. These hierarchies “function in much the same ways as do ideological systems of racism, ethnocentrism, and religious chauvinism. They rationalize the well-being of the sexually privileged and the adversity of the sexual rabble.” But in some historical periods, negotiations over … Continued
This documentary portrays the way in which attacks against a twisted concept of “gender ideology” in four countries are being used to gain political power by right-wing conservative politicians supported by conservatives in the Catholic and evangelical churches.
On August 3rd and 6th 2018, the Supreme Court of Brazil held a Public Hearing on ADPF 442/2017, a juridical instrument that challenges the constitutionality of the articles in the 1940 Penal Code that criminalize abortion. This challenge was presented to the Supreme Court in March 2017.
Brazil has high rates of adolescent fertility within a below‐replacement total fertility rate. Data from the 2013 School‐to‐Work Transitions Survey showed that childbearing during adolescence is detrimental to girls’ educational attainment, and educational disadvantages persist – up 1.8 fewer years of schooling and 35-41% difference in the probability of graduating from high school.
On 1 August, we shared a press release from Anis-Institute of Bioethics announcing the hearing in the Supreme Court on abortion on 3 & 6 August and the festival for women’s lives on 3-6 August in Brazil. Below are translations of two articles we found on the web and a few of the photographs we have received from colleagues so far. We hope to share further reports later this week. The hearing: 3 & … Continued