In Porto Alegre’s « Slut Walk », group of black women make an intervention to protest against racism and violence

Black Women of Brazil

"We are all Cláudia": Participants remember Cláudia Ferreira, the black woman who was shot, killed and dragged from the back of a police van in Rio de Janeiro « We are all Cláudia »: Participants remember Cláudia Ferreira, the black woman who was shot, killed and dragged from the back of a police van in Rio de Janeiro

Note from BW of Brazil: For those who don’t know, to be a black woman in Brazil is to experience daily assaults on one’s very being. From the psychological/emotional perception of invisibility and stereotyping in the mainstream media, hyper-sexualization and exotification during Carnaval, salary discrimination in the job market to exclusion from concepts of beauty to the outright brutality of assassination, black women are truly treated as the « cheapest meat on the market. » Last year here at BW of Brazil, Ana Flávia Magalhães Pinto examined the complexities of black women participating in a white female dominated feminist movement through the lens of an incident that happened at last year’s Slut Walk in the nation’s capital of Brasília. This…

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