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February 27, 2019

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Felicidades e parabens! Like a molotov cocktail disguised as a bottle of milk. I knew some of the feminists who fled. I loved one of the resistants, formerly a member of the Brazilian Parliament, who subsequently volunteered to sew up the wounds of the resistance in Angola and Mozambique. Some of the Marias in the chorus are still alive. Most protest in our fading memory. Saudade...

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