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Brazil: How the media portrays black women

Denise Arcoverde [pt] talks about the way that Brazilian soap operas portrays black woman, which, according to her, reflects the country's mentality towards the issue. “If almost any middle age woman, in Brazil, is already away from the media, the black ones then are completely invisible. While they are over-sexualized when young, after a certain age they are treated as asexual beings and disappear from soap operas and movies. Until they come back again, as a wise elderly or a trusted maid”.

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