Society Why ‘costumes’ of feminicides are ‘unnoticed’ by a society

In Manaus, tattoo artist enters "unnoticed" at party dressed in Elisa Samudio's femicide "costume" (Reproduction/Instagram)

By Paula Litaiff

The “unnoticed” entrance of a customer “dressed” as a feminicide in a nightclub in Manaus (AM), which then went viral on the internet, represents the millennial concept, unconscious or not, of a society that still means women as coadjuvants in the formation of humanity and protagonists in hindering the plans of God and men.

Eleven years ago, carioca Eliza Samudio disappeared after becoming a sort of ” hindrance” in the life of an athlete who had, in theory, a promising career, the former Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes. Her body was never found, but investigations pointed out that Bruno had her killed after Eliza informed him that she was expecting his child. The model, according to police, was quartered, placed in a bag and given as “food” to dogs.

The tragic elements involving Eliza’s disappearance were thought up as entertainment resources, on Monday, 1, by the tattoo artist from Manaus, Rodrigo Fernandes, 27 years old, almost the same age as the former goalkeeper Bruno, at the time of the crime in 2010. Wearing a Flamengo shirt labeled “Bruno” and a black bag labeled “Eliza”, Rodrigo entered, “unnoticed”, a costume party in the place known, in the capital of Amazonas, as “Porão do Alemão”.

But this is not the first time that men have entered party houses in costume with the plot of Samudio’s death “unnoticed” by the venue’s staff. In 2018, two students attended an event in Inconfidentes (MG), dressed up as the former goalkeeper Bruno and Luiz Henrique Ferreira Romão, the “Macarrão”, also convicted for Eliza’s death. The young men called the ornaments “Fantasia Raiz” (Roots Costume).

In 2018, students in Minas Gerais, too, used elements of Eliza Samudio’s death as a “costume” (Reproduction/Instagram)

The term is used on the Internet for everything that is “strong” and “original” and reaffirms, in reality, the demonization of women that goes back to Genesis, when, in the first chapters of the Bible, its writer blames Eve for having led the man, Adam, to sin by inducing him to eat the forbidden fruit of Eden and changing God’s plans.

Historians see the Bible and the historical books that come from it as the great instruments that introduced oppression against women in humanity by means of the practice of disqualifying them, placing them either in a supporting role or in a leading role in getting in the way of God’s plans.

Obstacle and solution

The woman got in the way of the powerful God’s project to save humanity and only the coming of another man to bring the same humanity to redemption. With the story of Eden, the woman became the representation of what was to be subjugated because of “original sin”. Thus continued the genocide of women who “knew too much” in the Medieval Age, called “witches”.

When not demonized, women are exposed in the Bible as objects of belonging or means by which something is obtained. So it was with Eve, created from Adam’s rib and cited in the Bible as man’s “helper” who had power over everything in heaven and earth. So it was with Mary, used to reproduce the divine plan of the arrival of the redeemer, a man.

An unromantic analysis of the book that represents one of the largest and oldest religions in the world, the Christianity, is a way to show that society is trained, from the womb, to believe that women are inferior beings to men, from conception on, but that, today, does not give this same society the right over their lives. This is not “explained” in the Bible, not in the same Bible that cursed them.

Dissociable actions with “unnoticed costumes” of the feminicide Bruno Fernandes in the North and Southeast of Brazil show that society believes, unconsciously, that he was a “victim” of a woman, maybe a “witch”, who seduced him and made him sin, taking him away from a promising path and, because of that, she deserved death and, because of that, her memory is so vilified…