How Not to Deal with Criticism

A couple of weeks ago, there was controversy and anger when Marco Feliciano, an evangelical congressman who had publicly made homophobic and racist comments, became the head of the Congress’s Human Rights Commission. After a few weeks of criticisms, Feliciano finally addressed the criticisms. His response?

He proclaimed he’s the victim of a “Gayzista [as in Gay & Nazi] dictatorship.

It would appear Feliciano understands neither the concept of human rights, nor why people are critical of his appointment to the post in Congress.

About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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