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President Bolsonaro's Political Speech and its Impact on Gender

Gender
Human Rights
Latin America
LGBTQI
Yasmin Guedes
Universidade de São Paulo
Yasmin Guedes
Universidade de São Paulo

Abstract

This article seeks to study the relation between Jair Bolsonaro's speeches in 2019 and the maintenance of gender inequality in Brazil - and, as a consequence, its impact on Brazilian democracy. Primary and secondary sources were used to conduct the research. Based on the data gathered, it was concluded that Bolsonaro's speeches are a violation of the Brazilian Constitution of 1988 and that, even if the gender equality is a constitutional right, it does materialize in real life for the LGBTQ+ population. The non-discrimination principle, one of the pillars of the Brazilian democracy, is constantly violated. Therefore, the data gathered suggests that Bolsonaro's speeches contribute to the weakening of the Brazilian democracy.