MAIDS

3.8.17

What a World Without Female Migrant Workers Would Look Like

Around the world, female migrant workers perform the bulk of domestic labor in households that are not their own—but their work is often invisible. An expert explains what would happen if these women did not exist.

6.15.16

The Grueling Lives of Foreign Students Who Spend Summers Working in America

They go to the best universities in their home countries. But in America, they're just "the help."

11.20.15

Where Maids Are Treated Like Slaves

Sexual abuse, harassment and 21-hour days—for thousands of domestic workers employed in Arab states, being a maid doesn't just mean mopping the floors.

10.7.15

Mexico Imagines a Union for 2.3 Million Domestic Maids — But Could It Work?

Women across Mexico work in private homes without contracts, paid leave, vacations, or protection against abuses. Less than 200 Mexicans house cleaners have signed on so far to join the new union.

9.10.15

Nepal Wants Justice for Maids it Says Saudi Diplomat Kidnapped and Raped

India summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador over allegations one of the Kingdom's officials repeatedly raped the two Nepali maids, causing a diplomatic row ahead of a planned state visit to Saudi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

8.4.15

A Lot of People are Mad at Kelly Osbourne for a Thing She Said About Latinos On 'The View'

Kelly Osbourne wants to ask Donald Trump "who is going to clean your toilets" after all the Latinos are deported.

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8.3.15

Des Moines' Retro Pop Scene Will Put You in a Musical Time Machine

Ten bands you need to know from the Midwestern city known for putting bacon on anything.

7.15.15
4.12.12

With Their Jobs Threatened by Roombas, Texas Maids Get Naked

iRobot's line of autonomous Roomba vacuum cleaners has been extremely popular with both lazy (or, in some cases, "lonely":http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-03/emotional-attachment-roombas-suggests-humans-can-love-their-bots-seriously...