April 23, 2014

Life as a Brazilian Woman

Vanessa Barbara, New York Times

The Associated Press

Can a misogynistic country have a female president? Brazil proves that the answer is yes. More than three years into the administration of President Dilma Rousseff, not much has changed for Brazilian women. Feminism is still often viewed as ridiculous extremism. Misogyny is rationalized or dismissed as irony, while rape is trivialized, or even excused.

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