“I do not deserve to be raped”

In Brazil, where women in skimpy bikinis and carnival costumes are a common sight, one image of a half-naked female is drawing rare nationwide attention.

A widely distributed photo of a topless journalist with the words “I don’t deserve to be raped” painted on her body in Portuguese has polarized the country and underscored the contradiction between Brazil’s hyper-sexualized image and its lesser-known conservative underpinnings.

The journalist, 28-year-old Nana Queiroz, took the picture as part of a campaign to raise awareness over violence against women, which began after a government research agency said recently that 65% of respondents to a national survey agreed that women showing too much of their bodies deserve to be attacked.

On Friday, the Institute for Applied Economic Research said it was mistaken and that the true number was actually 26%.

Still, the picture, taken in front of the Congress building in the capital Brasília, has caused a sensation. The campaign’s Facebook page gained over 60,000 followers and Ms. Queiroz has become a national television sensation.

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One Comment

  1. You know what’s funny? Men can walk around half dressed and women will have no interest in them but a passing admiring glance (if it warrants that) before moving on.

    Men, on the other hand, feel as though a woman showing a little bit of her body is asking to be raped? This has nothing to do with modesty, because if it was, men would cover themselves up too. (Especially those men who don’t have anything worth showing like a six pack. Why the heck do you think we want to see your hairy, disgusting pot belly all summer?)

    This has everything to do with men’s piss poor control over their d*cks. Most men truly only have the self-discipline of a two month old.

    But, instead admitting that they are the problem and fixing THEMSELVES, they try to blame women for THEIR horrendous lack of restraint.

    They should do rapists like they now do in a Middle Eastern country, I forget which one: Kill them. They’re monsters, complete and utter refuse.

    So, take out the garbage.

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