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52 Brazilian sports journalists said of harassment from fans

52 Brazilian sports journalists organized the movement #deixaelatrabalhar (“Let it do its job”) and came out against harassment and insults from the fans. They also intend to combat oppression on the working and unequal conditions for women.

In the video, dozens of reporters tell how they were kissed, pestered or insulted by the fans. The frames with them are interrupted by insertions, as one of the fans dissolves their hands, pulls to themselves or calls “prostitutes” at one of the matches. The girls said that they often receive threats on the Internet, and because of gender do not give an increase in work.


The number of men who supported the movement #deixaelatrabalhar , is an indicator that soon everything will change. Feminist protests begin to be perceived as a full-fledged struggle for equality.

Janaina Garcia
journalist from São Paulo

As noted by the BBC, a video of the journalists showed before the match at the Maracan stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where about 80 thousand fans gathered. The organizers of the movement noted that hundreds of people supported them in social networks and joined the calls to protect women reporters.

In late March, dozens of Russian media announced a boycott of the State Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky due to allegations of harassment on the part of journalists and the decision of the Ethics Committee not to punish him for it.

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