Brazil votes to criminalize homophobia. Political correctness threatens freedom of expression & research

The Brazilian congress is about to vote the criminalization of homophobia.("O Globo" newspaper Friday May 13th).  Religious parties and churches oppose the law, because priests preaching against homosexuality would face arrest for the crime of homophobia. The proposed law was amended to exempt priests preaching while inside churches. In other words, anyone outside a church can not voice any negative opinion about homosexuality.

Brazil already has anti-discrimination laws favoring gays (in addition laws against racism, religious discrimination, etc.).  Business owners, or building managers, who disallowed public display gay deep French kissing face arrest and fines, except if they could prove they also had a history of disallowing heterosexual kissing. Hotels must not discriminate against gay couples. This law would further strengthen existing anti-discrimination laws and impose stiff jail sentences.

This attempt at passing laws criminalizing homophobia comes right after the Brazilian Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous vote, decided to take lawmaking it its own hand and declared that homosexual couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples on all issues.  For example, inheritance, joint tax declarations, joint health insurance, common law marriage, right to property acquired during cohabitation, etc. Some minor doubts remain if this includes the right for gay couples to adopt children.

No free speech, nor free academic research

Historically, for anti-discrimination laws, even science is not a valid  excuse: the book "The Bell Curve" was prohibited in Brazil because of the crime of racism, due to long existing laws against racism. The US is not much better, then president Clinton condemned the book, admittedly without having read it. But in the US nobody will be arrested and jailed for research on racial differences (they will just be harassed).

It is interesting to note that Brazil’s and Rio’s officials fought to win the title "best gay destination in the world" but are vigorously opposed to "sexual tourism", meaning heterosexual males in search of sex with Brazilian women.

The slippery slope from protecting against violence to policing words, thoughts and research

Political correctness started as a well meant attempt to correct legitimate grievances, like violence against homosexuals or other races (especially Blacks) and religion (especially Muslim), and gender discrimination (harassment). The next step, still defensible, punishes hate speech meant to directly and immediately incite violence.

So the initial intent was to outlaw "Kill blacks", "exterminate Jews", "beat faggots" speech. But that soon led to stifling thoughts and speech that hurts the sensitive of protected minorities.

It is a serious restriction to freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of research to extend these anti-violence codes to

  • people who tell their kids not to become homosexual or
  • scholarly researcher’s writings about racial differences in IQ and criminality.
  • people who warn to avoid parts of town because they are more dangerous (and predominantly black)

Homophobic jokes, Racist speech, racist jokes, can get people arrested and jailed.

Geert Wilders in court for offending Muslims (who threaten his life and already killed Theo van Gogh)

Almost everything that can be said is offensive to some protected group, or actually constitutes a crime: our society suffers from overcriminalization.

Public speech, commercial advertising, is very difficult, because it is easy to offend some group, be it Blacks, Indians, women, obese, handicapped, nurses, any group whatsoever. Maybe with the exception of white males that can be bashed at will for allegedly not pertaining to a protected disadvantaged minority.

Bruna Surfistinha: A famous happy hooker middle class girl in Brazil


Bruna surfer girl: Brazilian middle class girl turned happy famous prostitute. Movie trailer

Below the Real Bruna in a famous TV show

Bruna Surfer Girl: The real Bruna in a famous TV show in Brazil

Online call girl exposes sex myths of Brazil | The Sunday Times

SHE was known to her clients as Bruna the Surfer Girl, a chic São Paolo prostitute who fled her middle-class home at the age of 17 to sell herself to up to five men a day. Then Bruna took to the internet, and her racy accounts of life as a high-class Brazilian call girl have earned her international fame.

Six months after she gave up prostitution to turn her blog into a bestselling book, Bruna — whose real name is Raquel Pacheco — has become an improbable sex symbol in Brazil and a potential goldmine for publishers and film-makers around the world.

Bruna Surfistinha (2011)

Raquel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in São Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her experiences. Since some clients thought she looked like a surfer she adopted the name "Surfistinha" which means little surfer girl. This blog became a sensation, and quickly became one of the most popular blogs in Brazil. Becoming famous, her life changed significantly. She went on to be interviewed on Brazilian talk shows similar to Oprah and David Letterman, all the while continuing her blog about her racy exploits. She wrote a book about these experiences "O Doce Veneno Do Escorpião".

The Scorpion’s Sweet Venom: The Diary of a Brazilian Call Girl]

Another example of a happy hooker. Does she look like a victim?

Gladly, she is not a citizen of the USA, where certainly she would be victimized by the US legal system 


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Michel Temer (70), new Vice-President of Brazil was 63 when he married Marcela Temer at age 20. Borderline Pedophilia or healthy human sexuality?

Marcela Temer- Vice President Michel Temer - Dilma Toussef The second lady of Brasil, Marcela Temer (27, born May 16 1983), wife of the new Brazilian vice president Michel Temer(70, born September 23, 1940), called attention for her extraordinary beauty. She was elected Miss City of Campinas 2002 and secone place Miss São Paulo State 2002.

According to newspaper reports they are happily married and deeply in love. They married in 2003, when she was 20 and he was 63. Marcela Temer - Vice President of Brazil Michel Temer


Human-Stupidity Analysis

Dangerous pedophile vigilantes who cheer German Dad, 47, for castrating the boyfriend, 57, of his 17-year-old daughter certainly would violently object such an age difference as indecent, immoral and borderline pedophile . Marcela clearly is a “victim”, in need of judicial help.

After all, when they married, she was 20, he 63.  He could easily be her grandfather.  If she were 3 years younger (17) and he were 40 years younger (23), in the USA, the land of the free, this would be  considered pedophilia, worth of a decade in jail. Even if they had no sexual relationship, he could face criminal  charges for grooming her.  And notice, in the case of the german dad who castrated the boyfriend of his daughter, there is no mention of sexual relationship.

Marcela states that it is as if her husband were 30 years old (Estadão newspaper)

In Brazil, nobody thinks that the young wife of a much older extremely successful politician is a victim. Certainly many young women would love to be in her place. Maybe something is wrong with our sexually-obsessed religious morality.