Opinion

Mind the Gender Gap: Women v. Bolsonaro

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Women marched against Bolsonaro

The big news in Brazil’s presidential election has been the women’s movement against far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro. With a few days left until the first round of voting, the #EleNão (Not Him) demonstrations drew hundreds of thousands of people to the streets on September 29 across all Brazilian states. This is the first time that the female vote has been so discrepant from the male vote, which is due to the high rejection rate against Mr. Bolsonaro among women.

And make no mistake: women will determine the result of the election.

Jair Bolsonaro’s gender...

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