the brazilian middle-class is the cancer of our society. I’ve never seen in my entire life such a group of self-entitled assholes who can only think about themselves and their dumb ass problems as if they were the most essential aspect of the nation. the whole  Mais Médicos or “More Doctors” drama is the proof of that. Medicine is the most expensive and disputed degree, therefore, it’s not accessible to the lower class. And these fucking rich kids whose parents buy them everything want to become doctors because of the money but they don’t want to go to the public healthcare. they want to open their expensive offices and make heaps of cash without having to touch the gross poor people. so the public healthcare in remote places are abandoned, people who can’t afford to go to the big cities end up dying. so the government comes up with a solution. it’s not the best and it’s only temporary. to bring doctors from other countries until we can make medicine a more accessible course. but the fucking rich kids are offended. no, we have doctors, we are here. BUT YOU’RE ONLY HERE FOR YOURSELF. you’re only here for the money you’re making out of other rich people. you’re not here to help those in need. so it’s like, we don’t want to help them and we don’t want people to help them. in reality, the middle-class wants to let us die, helpless.

Oh man. You don’t understand how angry I am about people giving shit to funk carioca singers, especially the girls from Bonde das Maravilhas.

Brazilian people like to proud themselves for not being racist. Or yet for, “yea, we can be racist but we’re not like those americans”. We’re really the worst kind of racists in this whole world. We’re a mainly black nation whose country was built on the backs of the african slaves and still, our racism is deeply rooted in our culture. How does that have anything to do with Bonde das Maravilhas? Simply because the hatred towards these girls have racist, misogynistic and classist roots. Being a fan of the style of music doesn’t matter here (I’m actually not a fan of funk). What matters is that young uneducated black girls using their bodies in an extremely sexual way is outraging to brazilian middle-class. We have a history of over-sexualization being normalized in our culture. It’s widely accepted, it’s always been like that. My generation have grown up dancing to É o Tchan! music, watching As Aventuras de Tiazinha and Banheira do Gugu, nowadays called “classics”, although they’re just as pornographic as the choreographies of Bonde das Maravilhas. Anitta is loved by everyone, from children to grandmothers, even though she sings funk and know how to do the infamous “quadradinho” (sort of brazilian twerk). Panicats are treated as the ultimate brazilian beauty pattern, dancing in their underwear in an extremely misoginyst comedy show. When Miley Cyrus is twerking, she’s called a diva by her brazilian stans. We’re the country of Carnival, for fuck’s sake. So if sexuality is such a huge and accepted part of our culture, why are the girls from Bonde das Maravilhas so demonized? This has nothing to do with culture, this has nothing to do with brazilian people being prude. The main difference here is that Karol, Kathy, Rafaela, Thayssa, Renatinha and Talita, as I’ve said before, are young, black, uneducated and come from the slums. They’re making shitloads of money out of their mad dancing skills while singing about it. Soon enough, they’ll be richer than the middle-class people who demonize them so much. And that, well, that’s just unnaceptable.

obscuropedia:

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses) is located in northeastern Brazil. Although made up of large sweeping sand dunes, it is not a desert. Due to lying just outside the Amazon Basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. When fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes, the desert is spotted with blue and green lagoons.

The area is also surprisingly home to a variety of fish which, despite the almost complete disappearance of the lagoons during the dry season, have their eggs brought from the sea by birds.

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lol @ ppl saying the President took down facebook. I’m 100% positive that she doesn’t have this much power xox

A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers…. The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
Aldous Huxley

I’m so sorry the content of my blog isn’t the most pleasant lately but my country is going through a wave of protests and I really need you to see what’s happening. In over two decades, this is the first time that we, the people, took a step towards the end of our passive state. This is the first time in 20 years that we decided that we’re not taking it anymore. That this is not a fucking democratic country. That my grandmother was beated up during the revolution for nothing. And that’s not gonna keep happening. We’re gonna change it. Next week, you’ll hear about us. You’ll hear about our police beating the living shit out of us, while we ask for peace. For the end of the opression. For the end of corruption. For more investment in health care, education and public transport.

Pictures are from YahooBR.

This is what’s happening in Brazil right now. It all started as a protest agains the rise in the price of public transport. What started as a pacific movement, quickly turned into a wave of violence coming from the police. 55 people are injured and 60 arrested during the police violence but the numbers keep growing. This tumblr shows all the people who were injured during the manifests. A journalist was shot in the eye. Also, I highly recommend you to watch this video to see what the media isn’t showing. TV keeps calling the protesters rioters, saying there’s no reason for such a thing WHEN they give the protests some attention. We, the people, have been abused for YEARS. Now, a rise of 20 cents was the last straw. We can’t take it anymore. The struggle is real and I guarantee you: something’s about to change.

I wish I was an artist so I could make beautiful portraits of Brazilian mythology. I really wanna see fanarts for Iara, the Mermaid and the Boto but apparently, they don’t exist. Actually, there’s not a lot of art for native brazilian culture, in general. My favourite piece is this one, by the amazing Danyael Lopes:

Today is a day to celebrate our brave warriors who, even after all these years, still have to fight for their survival. Fight for their culture, for their rights to own their own native land. Today is a day to grieve over the thousands of indigenous people killed by the white men, to grieve over the native culture destroyed and substituted for white men culture.

Today is a day to sign the petition to stop the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project. Today is a day to fight alongside the indigenous people who still stand strong. Let us celebrate, but not forget. Happy indian (native) day!

The pictures were found on Chief Raoni’s facebook page.

Blog of the week

I’ve never done anything like this before but I just found this really amazing blog and I’m super keen to share it with you.

thosebrazilianthings is a blog filled with all the best things about my country. Our amazing nature, culture, cuisine, art. Since I think tumblr really needs to get educated on brazilian matters, this is a great opportunity.

Well done, Brazil. Well fucking done. One of the most famous conservative pastor/politicians in our country, well known for being an open racist, homophobic and swindler (I’m not sure if this word is actually used in the same context) has just been elected the president of the committee of Human Rights. This is one of the lowest moments in our modern politics history and I’m not proud to say that we have lots of these. This is so very dangerous for our women, glbtq community and for every beliver in the african-brazilian religons. Right now, I’m not proud of my country. Right now, I feel less than human for knowing what’s about to come. And there’s no much we can do about it.

There’s this petition going on but to be honest, right now, I don’t even know if it matters anymore. Deep down, I still believe that we can change the facts but I just feel so hopeless.

I hate it when I want to publish an ask and accidently send it private.

But okay, so we have reasons for why people on internet hate brazilian people and why they are wrong:

It all started with online games. I know this very well cause I’m a former gamer. The myth goes on that we brazilians are annoying when playing mmorpgs and I don’t know how it happened but suddenly, everybody thinks we’re annoying, untouchable third world beings who don’t deserve to have internet.

The truth is, my dear fellows, most of people who spread the word around are bigot xenophobic assholes.

My first point is: yea, sometimes some brazilian gamers don’t know how to play very well along others. There’s a lot of “beggers”, there’s a lot of people who will speak portuguese just to annoy the shit out of you guys. Guess what: every country have their immature population.

Based solely on the behaviours of some players in mmorpgs, people created this image of what brazilians are like. And for them, we’re annoying, disrespectful, we’re the “heuheu” nation, we’re poor, we are dirty, we’re hookers, we’re dealers. And I’m honestly not exaggerating.

So most of these people, these hateful dickheads, make the assumption that we’re ALL like those misbehaved immature players and as soon as we say our nationality, they think we’re not worth their time. They think it’s fucking okay to dismiss us solely based on our fucking nationality. And they make us feel bad and ashamed of ourselves. But you know what? I’m not taking ANY of this shit anymore. No way. I’m not ashamed of being brazilian because we’re fucking awesome and I’m not just saying that. We’re amazing people. We’re warm people, we’re probably the nicest nation you’ll ever come across with and I feel sorry for YOU, for being a xenophobic asshole and miss out the oportunity of getting in touch with people from a culture totally different from yours.

But what can I do? Your loss, mate.

Brazil National Anthem English lyrics (by VocalNationalAnthems)

I’m sorry, I’m just having a lot of patriotic feels lately and oh god, our anthem is so beautiful. But don’t let the translation fool you. The lyrics were written in a cult linguistic variation and, nowadays, it’s a little bit difficult for most of our people to understand and that’s why a lot of brazilians can’t sing the anthem.

world: boobs are great
brazil: but what about the butts?

Jared Padalecki in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - May 7, 2012.

Brazil is such a beautiful country.

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