Gender and Law Center

Law and gender stereotypes

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Based on the assumption that law, as a cultural product, is influenced by gender stereotypes, the goal is to identify the presence of female ideals, such as “woman-mother” or “woman-victim”, in legal papers or documents. Stereotypes and widespread beliefs about women are limiting, and can be internalized. They serve to stratify gender roles that are subordinate, and sometimes lead to discrimination and violence against women. When assumed and implicit in laws, judicial decisions, or doctrine, they end up being indirectly natural and reinforced. The project intends  to make visible the presence of stereotypes in law, as a strategy to question the naturalization of gender roles and expand women's spaces of freedom.


Camila de Jesus Mello Gonçalves

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