Domestic workers in the USA

Domestic workers are not just often treated badly in Saudi Arabia. Also in the USA (and not just by International Monetary Fund bosses).

This video from the USA says about itself:

When the movie The Help opens this week, hundreds of thousands of viewers will get swept up in the story of domestic workers who are struggling for dignity and respect in Civil Rights-era Mississippi. What those viewers might be surprised to learn is that across America, modern domestic workers are living out that struggle today. Learn more, and pledge to be there for today’s “help” at

The Help: A civil rights era film that ignores the civil rights movement: here.

2 thoughts on “Domestic workers in the USA

  1. System is weighted against women

    The dropping of rape charges against former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn last week was disappointing—but not surprising.

    US prosecutors said that there were “questions” around Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel cleaner who accused Strauss-Kahn of raping her.

    These relate to her lying about things in the past and inconsistencies in her account of her movements after the incident.

    But Strauss-Kahn’s semen was found on her, and she had vaginal bruising. Despite this, Diallo found herself on trial in the world’s media.

    The system is weighted against women making rape accusations—especially when they are poor and black and the man is rich and white.

    Katherine Branney, East London


  2. Pingback: British women’s rights under attack | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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