Contempt for women in Brazil, Patria A(r)mada

Contempt for women in Brazil, Patria A(r)mada

Although not surprising, the violence perpetrated by magistrate Joana Ribeiro Zimmer, who denied the right to an abortion to an 11-year-old rape victim, is astonishing, demonstrating the perversity of the current government’s agenda of customs. In the same week, prosecutor Gabriela Barros was brutally beaten by her colleague Demétrius Macedo, revealing the urgency of stopping the misogyny that reigns as never before in Brazil.

This “head of state” has often shown his contempt for women, having even, in 2017, called his only daughter the fruit of a “weakness”. These attitudes, of course, reverberate and take shape in his followers and…

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