Battered by the myth of machismo

Robinson, Linda; Epstein, Jack
April 1994
U.S. News & World Report;4/4/94, Vol. 116 Issue 13, p40
Reports that while Brazil has advanced from military dictatorship toward democracy, violence against women remains endemic. Daily average of assaults on women; Prevailing Brazilian attitude toward women best described as deeply ambivalent; Richard Parker, author of `Bodies, Pleasures and Passions; Gilberto Freyre's book `The Masters and the Slaves'; Strong feminist movement; Adultry and murder which abound.


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