House maids chal­lenge

Daily Trust - - NEWS -

A del­e­gate from the civil so­ci­ety yes­ter­day threw a daunt­ing chal­lenge to the women folk. Af­ter he elo­quently made his po­si­tion about the in­se­cu­rity, youth un­em­ploy­ment and rul­ing class cor­rup­tion, he did the un­ex­pected. He chal­lenged women del­e­gates at the con­fer­ence to lead by ex­am­ple. He said women com­plain of marginal­i­sa­tion, lack of em­pow­er­ment and even do­mes­tic abuse, among oth­ers.

He chal­lenged them to be­gin char­ity at home by “treat­ing their house maids at home like their own chil­dren.”

He said women who com­plain of all man­ner of ills meted out to them should “also stop dis­crim­i­nat­ing against their house maids. The same women that are cry­ing of be­ing marginalised are also mal­treat­ing their house maids.”

The ac­tivist ex­plained that women now treat their maids in de­spi­ca­ble man­ner. He cited in­stances where the women would send their chil­dren to school while the maids are slav­ing at home.

The sit­u­a­tion is ac­tu­ally be­yond that. The me­dia is awash with re­ports of house maids be­ing cru­ci­fied by their masters.

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