Disability justice

18 de April, 2023

Disability and discrimination

This book tackles one of the most disturbing and unspoken human rights issues for people with disabilities — the right to live free from discrimination. The right not to be discriminated against because of the body you inhabit is part of our Brazilian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination based on sex or race. To describe these perverse forms of oppression related to the body, we have analytical and discursive categories: sexism, in the case of gender discrimination; homophobia, when based on sexual orientation; racism, based on color or ethnicity. In the case of disability, there is an absence in the active lexicon of the Portuguese language. This insufficiency in our discourse is an indicator of the social and political invisibility of this phenomenon.

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