The biggest annual cultural event in Brazil happened earlier this month: Carnaval. There is much to say about Carnaval and its regional celebrations (and global ones), its origins, its popularity and so much more, but a relatively new focus has been brewing in Brazil concerning Carnaval: sexual harassment.
If there are two things that should concern those who study and participate in democratic politics, one has to be the relationship between money and politics. Political financing and the mechanisms to monitor and control how resources come in and out of campaigns continues to be the big “black hole” of current democratic political systems. The other would have to be how to ensure that historically marginalized sectors can be represented in public political space.