TAG: religious conservatism
Pedophilia, moral panic and abortion rights in Latin America and Brazil
After six months into the pandemic, a striking feature of the condition under which we are working is that time has not expanded, as initially many of us had predicted, but rather shrank. Although we are fixed in one place, the complete virtualization of work and sociability has triggered […]Read more
The case of the girl from Espírito Santo: Is this a new turning point in the long journey for abortion rights in Brazil?
by Sonia Corrêa Since 1940, Brazilian law has permitted abortion in cases of rape, and sexual intercourse with persons under 14 years old is automatically defined as rape. In 1999, the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s issued the Technical Protocol orienting Care for Victims of Sexual Violence (MoH Protocol), considered by WHO as a main global […]Read more
To drink or not to drink – that is not the question: Alcohol consumption in India and South Africa in the time of COVID 19
by Dr. Debjyoti Ghosh* “That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” ― Charles Bukowski, “Women” For thousands of […]Read more