Without a misogynist president, covering Planalto changed to women

During the government of President Lula (PT), the treatment of female journalists has changed within the Planalto, in the opinion of the columnist for UOL Carla Araujo. For her, during the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) women often dealt with sexist, inelegant and prejudiced treatment.

We had a misogynistic president and that interfered with the way we related to a good part of the government. Today we have a slightly more normal treatment. Carla Araujo

during the program News Analysisshe recalled an episode in which she questioned Bolsonaro about a possible resignation of the then president of the BNDES, Joaquim Levy.

“In the playpen I asked Bolsonaro if he was firing Joaquim Levy and he turned to me and asked if I was deaf or had a hearing problem. He spoke in a way that had never happened in my 20-year career. of an authority,” he said.

In her vision and experience covering the backstage of politics in Brasilia, Carla stated that the former president’s own behavior ended up allowing his assistants to act in the same way and making the environment hostile.

Military deal. For the columnist UOL, the investigation with military sources during the Bolsonaro government was calmer than the relationship with the president himself and his advisors. Carla stated that the military behaved more politely and kindly.

Greater respect for women. The fact that more women are part of the Lula government also contributes, in Carla’s assessment, to better treatment of female journalists. “There is a different conception of our role as a journalist and there is greater respect for the profession. I think we end up having a more civilized environment”, she said.

Male environment in Congress. Despite the improvement for women journalists during the Lula government, the columnist for UOL pointed out that, even due to the lack of greater representation, Congress is still a masculine and sexist environment. She highlighted the lack of women in the history of the presidency of the House and Senate, and also stated that many of the deputies speak touchingly, not respecting women’s bodies.

Menstrual dignity. Regarding the package of measures announced by the government on March 8, Carla highlighted the importance of the program to combat menstrual poverty. For her, this intention to treat women with dignity is a counterpoint to Bolsonaro’s previous government, which even vetoed this program to leave the paper.

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