Photo: Guilherme Santos / Sul21

The Cry of Women

Last Saturday (29), a mobilization process began, which began attacks in the midst of digital and social media. This journey began with the creation, in 30 of August of this year, of the group "United Women Against Bolsonaro", that brought together a whole contingent of women and feminists, of the most varied social origins and social groups, that congregated in opposition to the candidate to the presidency by the PSL, Jair Messias Bolsonaro. The fights and desires left the internet and gained the real world, from the virtual crime that occurred against this group, on 13 in September, by supporters of the said "Coiso" (nickname given to Bolsonaro, by people opposed to his candidacy). From that moment on, mobilizations were called and articulated throughout the country by the end of September, in a movement that only had precedent in the protests and June days of 2013.

In every country, it is estimated that more than 500 thousand people, of different ages, social and ethnic origins, mobilized and took to the streets to express their opposition to this candidate who often issues declarations loaded with controversy and neglect with the guidelines, struggles and women's rights in more than 100 cities in Brazil and abroad. Apart from this huge contingent of women and men, social movements and parties, artists, all of them opposed to Bolsonaro's stance and projects.

What strikes the eye is that these mobilizations have no character or single party position. There were militants, sympathizers of different specters and political positions. People who separated as to the alternative to the extreme right-wing candidate, but who were unified as to repulse to the same. However, unlike June of 2013, in these there was active participation of party groups and even presidential candidates who were not compelled to leave their flags aside to continue in the protests.

In other words, a plural, multi-party, multi-ethnic movement, in addition to a specific social cluster, which concluded with a largely positive balance. Some sectors of the mass media say that this was the largest mobilization with feminist leadership in the history of Brazil. It had already happened before, but to a lesser extent or restricted digital media (remember the digital campaigns of 2015, # first site and # myfriendrect). In addition to this historical character, these manifestations reinforce and massify the struggles against Bolsonaro and his exclusionary candidacy, which reinforces some of the most negative principles we find in our society, such as homophobia, racism, machismo, sexism, etc.). It is a candidate that wants to be victorious, to impose on them and all of us Brazilians, models and principles to be followed which can lead large masses of the population to become social outcasts. Women say no to all of this. They seek that others and others unite in this great cause. They scream that they do not want to conform to these principles that are imposed. As Pitty says, "Because I will not go back to the kitchen, nor the Negro to the Senzala, nor the gay to the closet. crying is free (and so are we). "

By: Professor Alan Nunes * Bica

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