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Beyond #MeToo, Brazilian women rise up against racism and sexism

Author(s): Alvaro Jarrin, Kia Lilly Caldwell


Examines the emergence of #MeuPrimeiroAssedio (‘My First Harassment’) in Brazil in 2015, aimed at tackling sexual violence but also other social evils. These include mass incarceration, deadly abortion medical neglect, and racism against the large portion of Afro-American women that compose Brazilian society (more than 25%).

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