—On this paper, we reflect on the relation between
the traditional Latin American politics and issues related to
women´s bodies in current politics. By analyzing the discourses
of activists of feminist collectives from Chile, Mexico and
Uruguay, we show how the category of “body” is necessary to
understand the feminist movement and the way in which the
issue of women´s bodies appears in politics. Also, we propose
that discussions about women´s bodies in the public sphere
renew ways to make politics and strain the relations between
governments and feminist collectives.
—Body, women, feminist movement, politics.
G. M. Mora is with the University of Santiago of Chile, Santiago, RM
7500618 Chile and she is with the Studies Unit in Latin American
Communities, Department of Psychology of the University of Chile (e-mail:
Cite: Gloria M. Mora, " Political Culture among Latin American Feminists’ Collectives: Issues Related to Women's Bodies in Politics," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 362-365, 2014.