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Feminism in Brazil - a long way to go...

In my search for a theme for my masters application, I went to the library and got a bunch of random books to try and get inspiration. They had two things in common – first, they were about aspects of theatre that interested me and second, they were all very different from each other. I like variation.

The one that interested me the most was Contemporary Feminist Theatre. It was written in the early 90s as an overview of feminist theatre in Britain. Well, I have never been to Europe before (in fact, I am trying – and hoping - to got there to study) and I am not particularly interested in the subject of the book per se, but its ideas got me thinking...

I come from an all-women household, where my mother was the head, which means I have been used to the idea of “women's emancipation” since an early age. Or so I thought. Ever since I moved to Montreal, my view of myself as a woman and as part of society has been changing. Since I moved here and started enjoying much more freedom as a …