Brazil – did they really say that?

Inspired by the recent apparently racist statements by congressman Jair Bolsonaro, the news site Terra decided to compile a slide show of some of the shockingly inappropriate things Brazilian politicians have said. If you don’t speak Portuguese, it’s worth trying with google translate. Some standouts:

“If you’re feeling a sexual urge, rape but don’t kill,” said federal congressman Paulo Maluf.

“Women work on their back and rest on their feet,” said Clodovil Hernandes, a federal congressman elected from Sao Paulo

“Who hasn’t had a mistress that needed an abortion?” asked Rio de Janeiro state Governor Sergio Cabral when arguing for legalizing abortion in Brazil.