Joana Midena Perrone

Joana Midena Perrone

Joana Perrone is a PhD candidate in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford, where she researches feminicide in Brazil. She has a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and an MSt in Women's Studies from the University of Oxford. Her main research interests are gender-based violence and human rights, especially in Latin America. You can find her on twitter at @jollyjellyfish_
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      The future of women in Brazil

      The Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is well known for his controversial phrases regarding women and other minorities. In an interview to RedeTV in 2016, Bolsonaro said that he believed women should be paid less because they get pregnant. News portal G1 has reported on how he...
    • LGBT+ resistance under Bolsonaro

      “I won’t fight it or discriminate against it, but if I see two men kissing on the street, I’ll hit them”, this was the response that Bolsonaro had during an interview with Folha de São Paulo in 2002. The newly elected President has held anti-LGBTQ+ stances...
    • Could Brazil be heading for a far-right government?

      During the past years, Brazil has been featured in several international newspapers, though not always for great reasons. After the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, the country has made headlines for several corruption scandals, the controversial impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff and the increasing...
    • Brazil must reckon with its violence against black youth

      “Mom, I know who shot me, I saw who shot me. It was the police, mom. Didn’t they see my school uniform?” These are the words that Marcus Vinicius Silva said to his mother before he died. Silva was 14, he was shot and killed last...
    • The threat of Incel and gender violence

      On Monday April 23rd 2018, the driver of a white van ran over a pedestrian in the streets of Toronto, Canada. Then, the van climbed onto the sidewalk and proceeded to plough over people indiscriminately. The incident ended with 10 victim fatalities and 14 people injured, according to...
    • Marielle Franco

      #MarielleFrancoVive: why the hashtag matters

      Despite the spreading of fake news, the legacy of Marielle is still being upheld by activists in Brazil. In the past weeks, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets to protest Marielle’s death - not only in Rio de Janeiro, but in several states around...
    • “For no longer than necessary”: the issue of immigration detention in the UK

      The UK is the only member of the European Union that has indefinite immigration detention. Only until September, 2017 had seen over 27,000 people put into detention centres under the government’s new migration policies, according to the Amnesty International. Nonetheless, last week, Home Office minister Brandon...
    • The suppression of debates on gender and sexuality in Brazil

      The topic of gender has become more than a hotbed for debate in Brazil – it has become dangerous. In November 2017, not only was the famous American philosopher Judith Butler harassed during a visit to the country, but local researchers have also had to contend...
    • Deaths in the uncontacted frontier

      On September 8th, 2017, the Brazilian government confirmed the killing of indigenous people, members of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon. Tribe members were reported to have been killed by illegal gold miners – the exact number of victims and any details about their deaths have...
    • How many LGBT murders can Brazil ignore?

      A woman is sitting on the road, in broad daylight – there is blood on her face, which she wipes with her hand. Several men surround her, armed with sticks, stones and slurs – they keep on hitting her and order her into a wheelbarrow. The...
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