Pre-candidate for councilor, Ana Hickmann’s ex, makes a video about the difficulty of reporting violence against men

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Pre-candidate for councilor, Ana Hickmann’s ex, makes a video about the difficulty of reporting violence against men

Alexandre Correa, ex-husband of Ana Hickmann, announced his pre-candidacy for councilor for the city of São Paulo at the end of May. Among the themes defended in his pre-campaign, the businessman highlighted violence against men.

In a video published on social media, the pre-candidate draws attention to an alleged lack of information and statistics about men who suffer violence in relationships. “Many men suffer from shame and stigmatization when trying to report abuse. Furthermore, there is a substantial increase in retaliation from aggressors”, says Alexandre.

Hickmann’s ex-husband was reported by the presenter for domestic violence in November last year, based on the Maria da Penha Law. The court granted the divorce in May this year. Now, however, Alexandre began to argue that the law was being used unfairly in Brazilian justice and that, contrary to what is recorded, male violence would be substantial and underreported.

“Society tends to associate masculinity with strength and resilience, which makes men reluctant to admit that they are suffering domestic violence and report it”, says the businessman. “This is a problem of yesterday, today and always,” he added.

In the comments, internet users share opinions on the topic. “Yes, this issue is very important. There are a lot of women using Maria da Penha falsely”, wrote a follower. “This theme is a great platform for your campaign!” commented another.

Internet users who were against Alexandre’s opinion also spoke out. “It’s not possible that this guy is so out of touch with reality”, commented one internet user. “If you were suffering domestic violence, why didn’t you report it? As far as I know, the report was against you”, asked another.


Source: Folha

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