Far-Right Candidate Who Once Said a Congresswoman Was Too Ugly to Rape Is Elected President of Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right populist who has advocated, among other things, jailing political opponents, killing and torturing suspected criminals, and limiting Brazil’s gun restrictions, was elected President of Brazil on Sunday night, besting leftist Worker’s Party candidate Fernando Haddad. According to the New…

'Brazilian Black Women Have Been the Safeguard of Democracy': Feminist Gabriela Monteiro on Fighting the Rise of Bolsonaro

Brazil is on the verge of electing the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain and congressman, as president. Described by many as a combination of Donald Trump and Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for his unabashed embrace of racism, sexism, homophobia, and authoritarian violence, Bolsonaro…

Brazilian Documentary Chega de Fiu Fiu Puts Viewers in the Shoes of Street Harassment Victims

“I don’t know if I’m more afraid of walking on an empty street and seeing no one, or if I’m afraid of encountering someone along the way,” says a woman’s voice as the camera moves through a poorly illuminated tunnel. From the first moments of the trailer for the forthcoming Brazilian documentary Chega de Fiu Fiu,…

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