40.000 Garotas Desaparecidas: Espetáculo Falacioso, Políticas Sexuais Fora da Ordem e Violência Policial no Rio de Janeiro

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Gregory Mitchell


Este artigo analisa o período do assim chamado protestos da “Revolução do Vinagre”, compreendido entre a Copa das Confederações de 2013 e a Copa do Mundo de 2014. Alega-se que nesse período há uma mudança acentuada nas políticas sexuais enquanto que as “políticas sexuais fora da ordem” deixam de ser aceitas e integradas nas manifestações populares de 2013 para serem subordinadas e até mesmo abandonadas durante a Copa do Mundo, visto que a violência policial contra as profissionais do sexo acelerou, à medida que os protestos populares diminuíram. Uma das alegações retóricas que causou, em especial, prejuízo às profissionais do sexo foi a alegação de que 40.000 mulheres e garotas são traficadas para cada Copa do Mundo — uma alegação que se mostrou completamente falsa. Contudo, essas garotas desaparecidas — que são imaginárias — também confirmou-se como sendo um tipo de espetáculo, sendo que esse espetáculo falacioso e dissimulado permitiu o aumento da violência policial. Este artigo argumenta que as políticas sexuais fora da ordem são remodeladas e se tornam vulneráveis a espetáculos — mesmo quando o espetáculo em questão é mais notável por sua invalidez etnográfica.

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Mitchell, G. (2016). 40.000 Garotas Desaparecidas: Espetáculo Falacioso, Políticas Sexuais Fora da Ordem e Violência Policial no Rio de Janeiro. Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies, 4(2), 372-410. Retrieved from https://tidsskrift.dk/bras/article/view/22262


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