MMA Fighter Wins Championship Title Not Knowing She's 12 Weeks Pregnant

In May, Brazilian MMA fighter Kinberly Novaes won a fighting championship, snagging the Noxii 115 Pound Title and inspiring celebration from her fans. What Novaes didn’t know is that she was three months pregnant at the time of her win—and she only learned that she was expecting after she kept failing to make weight… »8/17/15 4:50pm8/17/15 4:50pm

Brazilian Congressman Tells Female Colleague She's Not Worth Raping

In all the time we spend considering the persistent, almost willful stupidity and sexism of our American elected officials — Looking at you, Florida congressman who held a men-only fundraiser! Shout-out to you, Wisconsin rep who called welfare a "bribe" for lazy single moms! — it's occasionally worth looking outside… »12/12/14 1:50pm12/12/14 1:50pm

World Cup Soccer Teams Face Consequences Over Homophobic Fans

Mexico and Brazil's World Cup soccer teams are facing disciplinary action following obnoxious behavior by their respective fan bases, who simply could not resist the urge to yell gay slurs at players from the other teams. But the two Latin American teams aren't the only ones with fan bases full of shitheads who can't… »6/19/14 7:00pm6/19/14 7:00pm

Battle of the Sexists: Brazil Versus the Middle East?

Lourdres Garcia-Navarro is a Peabody award winning journalist who works for NPR as foreign correspondent. She recently relocated from the Middle East (where she had been covering the Arab Spring) to Sao Paulo, Brazil — a move she thought would be a relief because, after years spent living in conservative countries and… »3/17/14 1:40pm3/17/14 1:40pm

Police Officer Calls Brazilian Bus Gang Rape a 'Satisfaction' of Suspects' 'Lust'

Last Saturday, an American woman and her French male companion were trapped on a public van in Rio de Janiero by three men. For six hours, they beat both and raped the woman as the suspects took turns driving the van. Finally, the couple was taken to an ATM at the outskirts of town to withdraw money before being… »4/01/13 11:30pm4/01/13 11:30pm