Sunday, January 04, 2009

Vicious Vacuum Cleaner Attacks Maid

Yep. That's probably exactly what happened...

Another maid is in the hospital after the "housewife" she worked for beat her with a vacuum cleaner. That's what the article says. Will the housewife who beat the maid be charged with assault? Will she be punished in the form of being blacklisted so that she can no longer hire domestic help? Will she be forced to take any responsibility for beating the maid severely enough to put her in the hospital? What do you think?!?

In the end, it will be the same story that it always is. "The maid tripped over the vacuum cleaner and hit her head on the marble fireplace mantle." Or some other ridiculous version of "the story" which will absolve the housewife and put all of the blame on the maid who will then be accused of falsely reporting the story, thrown in jail and then deported...


  1. This is just so incredible to me, Miss Sabra. I almost don't know what to say.

    And I haven't even read your post NAFEEK CASE REMAINS UNRESOLVED yet.

    I'm still trying to recover from the story that made the rounds the other day about this problem in Los Angeles!

    The widespread nature of this problem has just eluded me somehow. No doubt because I am too busy hopsinging around el Rancho Lordo like a field hand to have noticed, I guess. (Is it wrong of me to have houseboy envy?)

    Between the honor killings, female genital mutilations, stonings etc. It's hard to keep up with all the abuses, but to find women treating women so cruelly on such a scale.

    I'm going to have to meditate on this for a while.

  2. perhaps being deported is, in the end, kinder to the maid!


  3. Unfortunately, DL, it is a "story" here that will continue to be told over and over and over until someone with some authority decides that enough is enough. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen anytime soon...

  4. You are right in some respects with that, Asrai. On the other hand, these women come here to make money to support their families in other countries. It is part win in that respect; but part lose, too. If the maid gets deported and is not allowed to return - she can't feed her family. There is a solution - but, like I said to DL, above, nothing is going to change, here, anytime soon.


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