Siamo lieti di invitarvi alla presentazione del numero 2/2016 di Studi sulla Questione Criminale, dedicato alle conseguenze delle proibizioni legali.

Un incontro per riflettere criticamente intorno alla difficile questione del Femminismo punitivo. Ne parlano con Giorgia Serughetti, autrice di uno dei contributi, Maria Rosaria Marella e Silvia Niccolai. Coordina Maria Luisa Boccia.

Vi aspettiamo Martedì 16 maggio, ore 17.30, presso la Fondazione Basso a Roma (Via Dogana Vecchia 5).


Femminismo punitivo?

Presentazione di Studi sulla questione criminale, n. 2/2016

Roma, 16 Maggio 2017

ore 17.30

Sala Conferenze Fondazione Basso

Via Dogana Vecchia 5, Roma

Roberta Dameno
Il diritto penale e il corpo delle donne  (pagine: 9-42)

Why are some behaviors as different from each other as prostitution, surrogacy and the wearing of the Islamic veil considered by a large part of the public opinion harmful to the point of being worthy of penal prohibitions? In this article I offer an answer to this question. I also analyze whether criminal law is the most adequate tool for the protection of victims’rights and the autonomy of the women involved. Finally, I discuss whether criminal law can actually discourage the adoption of these behaviors.

Giorgia Serughetti
Prostituzione e gestazione per altri: problemi teorici e pratici del neo proibizionismo (pagine: 43-64)

This article discusses some theoretical and practical limits and risks of prohibitionist and neo-prohibitionist approaches to prostitution and surrogacy, focusing on the documented adverse effects of the “Swedish” model, in countries where it was implemented, and the potential negative repercussions of clamping down on surrogacy. In conclusion, it argues that such approaches can be read as an example of legal moralism, appealing to the symbolic potential of criminal law for the assertion of values and worldviews, and that, in the effort to ensure women’s freedom and protection from exploitation, they might actually endorse strategies of social control over their bodies.

Maria Luisa Maqueda
La prostitución: El “pecado” de las mujeres. El precio que pagan por su criminalización (pagine: 65-92)

This article analyzes the reasons why prostitutes are being criminalized for their choice of work. They have been criminalized through highly coercive ordinances which severely censure their “deviance”. These ordinances and the powerful discourses justifying them show the uninterrupted and endless continuum of stigma, persecution, social isolation and/or imprisonment that accompanies the history of women’s prostitution, relegating these women at the bottom of society’s sexual hierarchy.