women in Bom Jesus feel that they must raise the children to keep up with the community and doso rapidly. 3.The author has been critiqued many times and attacked over misrepresenting the image ofpoor Brazilian women, but she argues that she only attacks the social situations that the women are faced with that then lead them to make those horrible choices. She also emphasizes that she disagrees letting any child die, no matter the circumstances that these women are in. The main role of the man is to be the provider of food for the family, regardless of if he is living with them (Scheper-Hughes 1993, 323). Because of the poverty there though, men often have to travel to find work. When the women are solely the ones responsible for raising the children, and they do
so the best way they know how. Since the man is gone and the women are alone, they feel pressure while raising the children, which leads them to make hard decisions. 4.Works CitedScheper-Hughes, Nancy. Death without weeping: the violent of everyday life in Brazil. Berkeley, CA: California U Press, 1993. Print.