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Brazil women throw Carnival party to mock stigma tied to women with multiple past sex partners

  • A woman poses for photos as she attends the “Mulheres Rodadas” block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered in a large street party to mock the social stigma tied to them being sexually experienced. They called themselves “Mulheres Rodadas”, which loosely translates as women who have been around. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    A woman poses for photos as she attends the “Mulheres Rodadas” block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered in a large street party to mock the social stigma tied to them being sexually experienced. They called themselves “Mulheres Rodadas”, which loosely translates as women who have been around. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Revelers dance during the “Mulheres Rodadas” block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered for a  street party to mock the social stigma tied to them being sexually experienced. “Mulheres Rodadas” loosely translates as women who have been around. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Revelers dance during the “Mulheres Rodadas” block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered for a street party to mock the social stigma tied to them being sexually experienced. “Mulheres Rodadas” loosely translates as women who have been around. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Women attend the “Mulheres Rodadas” block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered for a  street party to mock the social stigma tied to them being sexually experienced. “Mulheres Rodadas” loosely translates as women who have been around. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Women attend the “Mulheres Rodadas” block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered for a street party to mock the social stigma tied to them being sexually experienced. “Mulheres Rodadas” loosely translates as women who have been around. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

As Carnival season winds down in Brazil, hundreds of women have gathered in a large street party to mock the social stigma tied to their past sexual experience.

They called themselves "Mulheres Rodadas", which loosely translates as women who have been around.

The revelers complained on Wednesday of the double standard that shames women who've had many past sex partners and praises men for the same thing.

Organizer Deborah Thome says the idea was born after a man shared on social media a message saying he didn't deserve a woman with multiple past sex partners, sparking outrage among feminists in Brazil.

The street party is among around 450 Rio de Janeiro has seen and one of the last as Carnival draws to an end.