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We Need To Fight Against Cancelled Culture And Intolerance

Written by: Mayra Cardozo, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Increasingly, we have to talk about a culture of cancellation where we exclude narratives from people who don't think like us.

It is essential to talk about this because it severely affects those who suffer from this wave of hatred, intolerance, and social exclusion.

I was recently a victim of internet attacks and felt the effects of gratuitous hatred, intolerance, and disrespect severely.

I received more than a thousand messages where people I've never seen in my life called me "dumb," "scoundrel," "ridiculous." I also received messages disqualifying my work and stalking actions on my profile and my boyfriend's.

These attacks came from a conservative group in Brazil, which defends President Bolsonaro, who believes that human rights is the defense of criminals and is against any dissipation of social justice and feminism ideas.

An economist with more than 500,000 followers directed these offenses after posting a photo of a bar on my Instagram profile with a simple message that this would be a great meeting place to share progressive ideas and ideas against the government plan.

Soon after I posted the photo, the economist started attacking me, offending my honor and professional activity, through filmed and written messages she shared on social networks.

She attacked the fact that I am a feminist and human rights defender. Moreover, she disqualified all feminists and everyone who fights racism, homophobia, and fascism. In the end, she suggested that I should "bake a cake" that this would be far more productive than any feminist idea.

Along with all these insults and defamations of the economist came numerous profiles of her followers perpetuating hate messages and offenses on my social networks.

I believe that it is unacceptable for us to continue normalizing a culture that makes narratives invisible, does not know how to live with the diversity of thought, and does not respect the freedom of political positioning.

Even more, we women should fight against the culture of cancellation as much as possible because we know how bad it is to be invisible, socially excluded, not having the right to take a stand.

Therefore, we have to be the first to fight this type of practice that fosters the culture of shame, which excludes narratives and makes human beings invisible.

We have to have social and emotional responsibility and fight against this culture!

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Mayra Cardozo, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine Mayra is one of the pioneers in Brazil in feminist coaching and is something she is passionate about. Despite being a lawyer and partner in a famous office in Brazil and a university professor of Human Rights, these were not enough for her. She always wants to make a difference in people's lives. It was then that she discovered her passion and became a life coach; she has a brilliant curriculum involving the best national and international courses. The objective of your work is to empower human beings to be their best version and help them emancipate themselves from socially constructed beliefs to be their essence. Her approach is different. It aims to unite the coaching process with the development of an inclusive and emancipatory awareness.



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