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.
“Nilcéa 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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