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Rendering feminism blacker: the situation of black women in Latin America from a gender perspective

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Carneiro,Sueli (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
November, 2001
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Women, Brazil, Feminism
The rendering blacker of the Brazilian feminist movement has effectively signified the demarcation and institution within the agenda of the women's movement of the importance which the racial issue has, for example, for the following: the configuration of demographic policies; the characterisation of violence against women - introducing the concept of racial violence as a determining factor of the forms of violence suffered by half of the country's feminine population which is non-white; the introduction of ethnic/racial diseases or diseases that mainly afflict the black population, as fundamental issues in the formulation of public policies in the area of health; and the inclusion in the criticism of the selection mechanisms in the labour market the concept of "good appearance" as an element that perpetuates the inequalities between, and privileges of, white and black women.