Reproductive Justice

19 de April, 2023

Reproductive justice and democracy: reflections on anti-gender strategies in Brazil (Justiça reprodutiva e democracia: reflexões sobre as estratégias antigênero no Brasil), 2022.

In this article, we analyze the anti-gender strategies of reactionary and theocratic movements of Christian denominations in Brazil, which aim to organize their permanence in the public sphere in a neoliberal regime. Contrary to backlash theories, we argue that such strategies cannot be understood only as a response to the advancement of feminist and LGBT movements, since they are constitutive of inertial resistance and justify a patriarchal, racist, and unequal political order. To this end, we discussed two episodes in greater depth. The first is the case of the 10-year-old girl who almost had her right to a legal abortion denied in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo in 2020. The second was the attempt to occupy the Brazilian Supreme Court with anti-gender justices.

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