Verbena Córdula

Graduada em História, doutora em História e Comunicação no Mundo Contemporâneo. Professora Titular da Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus BA. Pesquisa Gênero e raça.

Contempt for women in Brazil, Patria A(r)mada

Although not surprising, the violence perpetrated by magistrate Joana Ribeiro Zimmer, who denied the right to an abortion to an 11-year-old rape victim, is astonishing, demonstrating the perversity of the current government’s agenda of customs. In the same week, prosecutor…

More power to the police, less rights for citizens: is Brazil really a democratic state?

As I write this text, my heart trembles with pain, fear, and a sense of impotence… Under the justification of “establishing a minimum standard of conduct for citizens during a police approach”, federal deputy Bibo Nunes (PL-RS) presented bill 5610/2019,…

Assassination attempt or self-defence?

I was approached by a campaign for a street artist named Ropi, 23 years old, Argentinean national, who is imprisoned in Pernambuco for allegedly trying to assassinate a military policeman. The only (two) media reports I have found are incomplete,…

Brazil: Why (and how) do we still have to talk about 13 May?

For 300 years, the Negroes of the African continent were subjugated and enslaved in various parts of the world, including Brazil. It was three centuries of dehumanisation of millions of people. Today, 134 years afterwards its legal abolition in Brazilian…

Women, history, and the dictatorship in Brazil: the story of Criméia Almeida

Any attempt to stop an individual’s fight against oppression has always been, and continues to be, a violent act, which we must repudiate and denounce. This happened, for example, with women and their actions against the dictatorial regime established in…

Bullets, beef and bible caucuses: supporters of Bolsonaro’s crimes against the Amazon

According to Austrian NGO All Rise, “a crime against nature is a crime against humanity” and, for this reason, it denounced Jair Bolsonaro to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Tuesday, October 12. This adds to the complaint…

“Don’t look up” and the stereotyping of female characters

The film “Don’t Look Up”, which presents a series of criticisms of current American society (which can be extended to capitalist societies in general) unfortunately also brings with it the disqualification of the figure of women, present in all the…

Washington’s lackeys and the elections in Venezuela

Despite the fact that independent international observers have confirmed and revealed that the elections that took place in Venezuela were exemplary, the establishment insists on stigmatising the Bolivarian country through articles that seek to cast suspicion on the electoral process…