Black and poor women may decide who will be the next president of Brazil
Women across Brazil face an all-too-typical situation: A husband leaves his wife when she is pregnant. He does not return for at least a year. And then he comes back. He might have a new girlfriend, or he might have a new job. He might be living with someone, or he might be sleeping in his car. He is either going through something or is not.
The Brazilian society seems to be very tolerant of people leaving and coming back with new partners. That is perhaps why even if women want to get divorced, they tend to let their partners run the household.
Now, we all know that Brazil has been a difficult place for women in the past few decades, when the country first got involved in the global economy. That is why it became a more and more difficult place for young women to go to university. They could no longer rely on their families to support them, and society often punished them for going outside the family.
And it became difficult for women to keep themselves warm and to keep their bodies toasty at night, because they were in a society where a woman’s main mission was to be a mother. That is why they took off their clothes every night to keep warm.
Then, a miracle happened: The Brazilian economy opened up to foreign investment and the country grew. The young men and women that had been leaving for work in the United States, to open businesses in Singapore, to open restaurants and cafes in New York City and to take care of their children at home were able to stay and work here and send money home.
Now that economic expansion was giving them an alternative, a new life, a new job and a stable family. And that is why they came here and now that the economy is stable and there is no more war in the world, they come back.
So, the situation of my mother, who came back from the United States when she was 22, the situation of my mother who came back