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For Brazil’s Women, Violence Begins at Home

What kind of man would beat up a woman, especially one he ostensibly loves? A great many Brazilian men, unfortunately. North America and Europe are aflame with the #metoo movement, in which women are calling out men for unwanted advances, inappropriate touching, or trying to use their workplace power to extort sex. Powerful men, including several US legislators, have been toppled over allegations of harassment. Through a letter, a group of French women started wondering if #metoo is going too far and working against the cause by inadvertently portraying women as eternally powerless victims. Already…

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