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slides Transsexuals of Brazil  
 
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Erycka Montely, October 2005.

Erycka Montely, October 2005.


Prejudice and Discrimination

Brazilian sexual culture contains deep and severely repressed androgynous elements. Transvestites, as many male-to-female transsexuals prefer to be called, are the personification of this cultural equivocation.

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social sciences >> Transsexuals of Brazil
Transgender people--more specifically, people who were born male but present themselves as female--are Brazil's single most marginalized group.
 
 
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social sciences >> Brazil
A notably diverse country, Brazil is also home to one of the world's most dynamic glbtq political movements.

 
social sciences >> São Paulo
Despite social and economic problems, Rio de Janeiro has long been a fun-filled gay and lesbian mecca.
 
social sciences >> Sex Work and Prostitution: Female
Sex work has long been the last resort of desperate women and girls, but more recently some women--including some lesbians--have been drawn to the profession by a renegade ideology of sexual liberation.

 
social sciences >> Transgender
"Transgender" has become an umbrella term representing a political alliance between all gender variant people who do not conform to social norms for typical men and women and who suffer political oppression as a result.

 
social sciences >> Transgender Activism
Since the late nineteenth century, transgendered people have advocated legal and social reforms that would ameliorate the kinds of oppression and discrimination they suffer.
 

 
 

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