Dayse Paparoto has been celebrated as a feminist hero after shrugging off boorish behaviour from male competitors who even told her to sweep the floor
The winner of Brazils MasterChef Professionals prove has been hailed as a feminist hero after shrugging off sexist comments and boorish behaviour from her male competitors who dismissed her suggestions, undermined her abilities and on one occasion even told her to sweep the floor.
The victory for Dayse Paparoto, 32, from Mogi das Cruzes in the interior of So Paulo state was seen as vindication by Brazilians angry over what they insured as sexist, deigning therapy meted out to her by the male competitors.
It was the latest in a series of episodes when social media has provided an outlet for annoyance over Brazilian machismo.
Youre our warrior, tweeted one viewer after Paparoto was crowned win on Tuesday night.
Brazilian media reported her male contestants were downcast after her win. One, Ivo Lopes, had even once been her boss. At one point during the rivalry, Lopes had said: Working with a woman in the kitchen is a little more delicate, Ill be realistic. She objective up being a little more fragile.
Many Brazilians were appalled and took to social media to demonstrate it. One widely shared tweet joked that the Paparotos main dish would be fragile sexist in a soup of tears.
A video compilation of the worst moments Paparoto endured has been watched 12 m periods on Facebook. Her frustration was palpable as the men failed in chores because they had brushed aside her suggestions or categorically ignored her. It included the moment when Lopes told her to get a broom and sweep the floor.
Respect the girls, posted Bia Varanis, who shared the video.
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