Help! Remote Brazilian Village Of Women Needs A Few Good Men
Dozens of single women looking for a man? No, it’s not “The Bachelor”; it’s the remote town of Novia do Cordeiro in Brazil, where most of the population of 600 is female.
Back in 1891, an adulteress founded the village after being cast out of her home. Partially due to the town’s shaky reputation in the beginning, these days XY chromosomes are still scarce. What few men do exist are relatives or usually already someone’s husbands; additionally, the men often commute out of the area to a nearby city during the week. One 23-year-old lamented to the UK’s Telegraph, “I haven’t kissed a man for a long time. We all dream of falling in love and getting married. But we like living here and don’t want to have to leave the town to find a husband.”
But these ladies aren’t quite as desperate as, say, the “Bachelor” cast. In fact, Novia do Cordeiro sounds like a feminist utopia, or at least, a junior year dorm at Smith. Explained the same woman, “We’d like to get to know men who would leave their own lives and come to be a part of ours. But first they need to agree to do what we say and live according to our rules.”
Added another inhabitant to the Telegraph, “The whole town came together recently to help buy a huge widescreen TV for our community centre so we can all watch soap operas together. And there’s always time to stop and gossip, try on each other’s clothes and do each other’s hair and nails.” Who needs men? Sounds like a paradise to me.
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