By Mac Guerreiro
Sitting here at the airport in Natal eye find myself looking over the pictures and videos accumulated during this amazing trip. One particular video makes me giggle: the one in which my cousins and eye (all ladies) are doing a little dance to a popular Brazilian song that falls under the genre of “Baile Funk.” It’s important to mention that the only thing that genre seems to focus on is sex and being sexy so expectantly the dance involves a good shake of the booty. After rewatching said video with my parents over some really decent airport food eye point out that only in Brazil does a family party include all the ladies shaking ass on a video and the rest of the family laughing and cheering along.
In the US this would never happen because more often than not kids CANNOT be sexual or even mention sex in front of their elders, much less their parents. Funny how that works, as if sex and sexuality aren’t things we are all born with and will continue to deal with until we leave this human body. The very act of creation and the energy that leads to it are seen as indecent and suppression is encouraged. Brazil has many problems, but suppressing sexuality isn’t one and for that Eye’m grateful. It’s my hope the world follows their lead.