After initiating a new section on this blog called The Lebanese Help, the details of which you can check out here, LBC has procured a video of an Ethiopian maid being beaten up in front of her embassy by a Lebanese man.
I won’t comment on the content of the video. I’ll just leave you to judge.
The whole anti-racism movement in Lebanon is so weak it grasps at straws, even if it’s a harmless comedy skit. We also tend to get up in a fit the moment something like this video surfaces. We never see the maids as people who are coming here because they really have to, not because they want to.
We think with our $150 we can own them. We think with the miserable salary we give them, we can silence them.
But the maids have a story. And I will tell it. Those who will read them, good on you. Those who don’t, you’ll find company in darkness.