Monday, July 11, 2011

Female warriors of futeball

Meet the Guerreiras or 'female warriors' of Brazil football.

The Guerreira project started last September and is a documentary of 40 female footballers who play for the Brazilian club Santos F.C.

At the start:
"These female players have not only represented a threat to Brazilian masculinity, but have also been perceived as encroaching in a disgraceful manner on one of the nation’s primary sources of pride and collective identity."

Only very recently are attitudes beginning to change. You could view this as a small step towards gendre equality because these female warriors are getting noticed and stadiums are beginning to fill up. However, with this increasing publicity comes another pressure. Image. These players are expected to wear "slim-fit uniforms, grow their hair long, wear make-up on the pitch, and put skirts on after the game." It seems that there's still a very long way to go.

Stay updated with the latest project news.

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