In 130 years of the Republic and with rare exceptions, most of them lived in the shadow of her husband's political projection, reinforcing the patriarchal traits of society
On inauguration day, while the public waited for President Jair Bolsonaro to speak on January 1st, 2019, his wife, Michelle, took the lead and, for the first time in our republican history, a first lady spoke before her husband. Everything suggests that this was the first movement of the government's populist game, since her husband's agenda, during the first year of his term, did not value women at all. Another proof that it was all political marketing is that Michelle disappeared from the scene and fit the logic of subordination that has always characterized the first ladies of the country.
Michelle did not attend higher education, her main function is to take care of the couple's domestic life and, when she leaves this routine, it is to follow Jair's commitments. The identity and individuality of these women who became wives of husbands who became presidents in a Brazil that has never become democratic in terms of gender are analyzed in the recently launched book "All women of presidents" (publisher Máquina de Livros).
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