My dearest friends,
I am writing to ask for support. I am part of a self-organized network of women who are campaigning against a sexist, intolerant and misogynist presidential candidate in Brazil. This network is not in favor of a specific candidate, but against this one person who we believe represents backwards ideals and stimulates intolerance between different groups of people in my country.
The organizers of this network are under attack. Their personal data have been published online and they are receiving threats, as well as their families. This type of behavior isn't one I want for the country I'm trying to help build for the future. I am here to ask for your help to spread the voices of these women, who are under attack to be silenced.
We started a campaign online, using the hashtag #EleNão (#NotHim) #EleNunca (#NeverHim) as a way to increase awareness that we, Brazilian women who live in Brazil or abroad, are not supporting such ideals.
We do not believe that beating up a gay child will make them straight, as he said. We do not believe that if you see a couple of men kissing on the street they should be attacked, as he threatened. We don't believe women should earn less money than men because they get pregnant, as he defended.
We believe that our country needs more love and union, and we want to elect a President who can get our country back on track and help it move into a bright future. Bolsonaro is a threat to that, and therefore my vote goes to any other candidate, #NotHim.
Please help us spread this message and get support. The more people support and pass on our message, the stronger we'll be. #EleNão #EleNunca #MulheresContraBolsonaro #womenagainstbolsonaro
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