Género e Práticas Jurídicas

  • Eleonora Zicari Costa de Brito Universidade de Brasília


A questioning of judicial practices that co-produce the transgressions that are imputed to young women presented before the courts for minors as well as in other judicial courts. It happended every time the functionaries of those institutions sought to define the "gender normality". Two case-studies are presented here. They refer to a case in the Supreme Federal Tribunal and another in the Court of Minors at Brasília. Both involved female minors accused of deviant sexual pratices.

Key-words: Gender, minors, females, sexual normality, judicial procedures, Brasil