The President Of Brazil Made An Anti-LGBTQ+ Statement. Trump Nodded Along.
Humiliating and discrediting women is a big part of the anti-“gender ideology” movement, which has followed the spread of nationalism. “Donald Trump’s ideological cousins around the world want to reverse the feminist gains of recent decades,” Peter Beinart recently wrote in
The Atlantic. Trump boasted that he can “grab ’em by the pussy” and his supporters chant “Lock her up” about Hillary Clinton (long after the election is over), while Bolsonaro told a Brazilian congresswoman in 2015, “I would not rape you, because you are not worthy of it.” Crowds at Bolsonaro’s rallies reportedly chanted that they would feed dog food to feminists, and, like Trump, Bolsonaro enjoys support from evangelicals who want to curtail abortion and LGBTQ+ rights.