Town Filled With Nothing But Women Extends Invitation To Willing Males

| by Amanda Schallert

Residents of a Brazilian town made up of about 600 women have extended an invitation to bachelors who would be willing to live by the rules of the women-dominated community.

The town of Noiva do Cordeiro in southern Brazil is a sanctuary and a close-knit community for many of the women who live there, according to the Daily Mail.

“When problems or disputes arise, we resolve them in a woman's way, trying to find consensus rather than conflict,” said Rosalee Fernandes, a 49-year-old town resident.

“We share everything, even the land we work on. Nobody competes with anyone here. It's all for one and one for all.”

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The town was founded in the 1890s by Maria Senhorinha de Lima, who rejected a man she was forced to marry and was kicked out of her town and church. She and other women who were called adulterers established the community. But in 1940, a pastor attempted to control the women and imposed strict religious rules on them. After he died, the women decided to never again forfeit control to men.

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Some of the women in the “utopia” are married, but their husbands and any adult sons they have must live and work away from the town and are only permitted to visit on weekends.

“There are lots of things that women do better than men. Our town is prettier, more organized, and far more harmonious than if men were in charge,” Fernandes said. “There's always time to stop and gossip, try on each other's clothes and do each other's hair and nails.”

The average age of women in the area is 20-35, and many of the women have expressed wishes to find suitors still, though they like living in a women-only community.

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“Here, the only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us, everyone is a cousin. I haven't kissed a man for a long time,” said resident Nelma Fernandes, 23. “We all dream of falling in love and getting married. But we like living here and don't want to have to leave the town to find a husband.”  

Nelma Fernandes said that men who want to be with women in the town must abide by the community’s pre-set rules.

“We'd like to get to know men who would leave their own lives and come to be a part of ours,” she said.

Source: Daily Mail