Sexism, misogyny, and LGBTQphobia: challenges to promote inclusive work practices in Brazil

PEDRO AFONSO CORTEZ MARCUS VINÍCIUS RODRIGUES DE SOUZA ANA PAULA SALVADOR LUÍS FERNANDO ADAS OLIVEIRA About the authors

Abstract

Violent practices permeate different social contexts, including work spaces. In this sense, it is essential to promote inclusive work, as the practices of domination at work relegate to marginalization different social actors, including women and LGBTQs, causing harm to the psychosocial health of these groups. In order to contribute to this aspect, it was proposed a critical review of the productions on practices of violence and domination in the context of work aimed at the female population and LGBTQs, in order to identify the challenges in the proposition of inclusive work in Brazil. The descriptors “work” and “prejudice” or “discrimination” were used in a literature search between 1995 and 2017 in the Scielo database, which allowed the identification of 54 studies included in this review. The results pointed by the reviewed studies found violence with women and LGBTQs in the various work contexts, practiced by bosses, colleagues, clients, among other subjects. Thus, it is a challenge for the proposition of inclusive work to implement educational and assistance interventions, supported by laws and public policies that promote respect and equity to diversity as a keynote in Brazilian social organizations and work contexts.

Keywords:
employment discrimination; working women; homophobia; gender identity; affirmative action

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