The Brazilian government has appealed to Conar (Self-Regulation Advertising Council) so that that bureau punishes Brazil’s eBay, the Mercado Livre site, for allowing an ad in which the author describes himself as a man trying to sell his own wife. The individual, who signs as Breno Bonin, asks a mere 100 reais (US$ 50) for the spouse, whom he calls “very good in bed and great in the kitchen.
“NilcÃ©a Freire, Brazil’s secretary for Women Policies, didn’t think the ad, which has already been pulled out by the auction site, was funny. She denounced the posting as offensive and a booster for the idea that women are objects that can be manipulated by men.
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