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Modern Women

“Ain’t nobody got patience” for she-clowns.

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There is a Portuguese term that I love, which unfortunately is very difficult to translate into English: pantomineiro (female form, pantomineira).

It’s a rather old fashioned word (my sassy grandma used it a lot) and in a literal translation, it means mummer, jester, clown, a buffoon or mime artist. Someone who takes part in pantomimes. However, the use of the term pantomineiro has a…

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