Rio SlutWalk

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Rio Slut Walk // Marcha das Vadias   November 14, 2015 — Photos from the 5th annual Rio SlutWalk, or Marcha das Vadias, in Copacabana Beach. Matias Maxx did a great write-up on what went down for VICE Brasil, so I’m going to translate some of what he wrote here: A few weeks ago, on […]

Brazil’s #1 Puta

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Gabriela Leite 04/22/1951 – 10/10/2013 Gabriela inaugurated a way of being and doing politics. Born into a middle class family in São Paulo, she left her college studies in 1970s to work in prostitution. In the late 1970s, she organized the first protests against the frequent human rights abuses she witnessed among her colleagues. Gabriela […]

Unhappy Prostitutes

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POLITICAL PROSTITUTES AND SHAMEFUL POLITICIANS Laura Murray is a filmmaker, activist and PhD student studying sex worker activism and politics in Brazil. In an expansion on her blog post published at akissforgabriela.com, Laura explains how the Brazilian Minister of Health celebrated International Prostitute’s Day in June – by censoring an HIV prevention campaign: June has been a month of […]