In this, and in other texts of the time, " the woman" is spoken of in the singular. Fernandes also speaks of "the black", in the singular, although in the specific analyzes the heterogeneities and differentiations within the categories woman and mobile phone number list black appear. Over the decades, it became plural, to make it clear that hierarchies, relations of domination and inequalities exist not only between the categories of race and gender, but also within them.
Saffioti traces the origin of the myths mobile phone number list and preconceptions that justify the exclusion of women from certain tasks and their segregation into traditional mobile phone number list roles and occupations recognized as female. She finds that origin in the way power was organized and distributed in the Brazilian slave society.
She discusses the position of male and female slaves mobile phone number list and the inconsistencies in the race relations of slavery. The black slaves had their function in the productive system, and they also had a sexual role, whose product –the mulatto– became the center of social and cultural tensions.