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Maids

For Daughters, Is Babysitting the First Step on the Mommy Track?

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

By endorsing my daughter's entry into the babysitting business so unconsciously, was I contributing to the cycle of gender discrimination when it comes to childcare and housekeeping?

Colombia's Maids Lobby for Labor Rights

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Elyssa Pachico

Under Colombian law, domestic servants have the right to earn Colombia's minimum monthly wage, while their employers are required to pay for their benefits. This just doesn't happen.

Hostage Couple Comes Forward

Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime

UPDATE: A California couple has come forward about their harrowing experience with the man they believed to be Chris Dorner. Karen and Jim Reynold...

'Self-Maid Man'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I could never see myself in a little French maid's outfit, except on weekends while doing my household chores, and I don't suppose I'll ever wear one because: (a) I probably couldn't find something like that in my size and (b) I don't speak French.

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

Travel, Pray, Bidet

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

I came, I saw, I "bideted." And neither the maid nor I will ever be the same again.

Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times Dies

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 10.16.2014 | Latino Voices

Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. The iconic Mexican-American actress, who is perhaps best known for playing the convicted murderer Yolanda Sald...

When My Parents Were Help to The Help

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Mark Olmsted

We had two cleaning ladies, Mary and Nancy, a pair of sisters who alternated their weekly visits. One day, Nancy came to work in tears, unable not to cry in front of my mother. "They gonna take Mary's kids away," she sobbed.

The Hidden Victims of Human Trafficking

Nisha Varia | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Nisha Varia

Being forced into domestic servitude is one of the most common forms of human trafficking. Yet it remains one of the most invisible, including meager media coverage and law enforcement efforts.

Face 2 Face with Ace: Albert Brooks

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

I recently sat down with one of my comedy idols: Albert Brooks. We talked about what goes on behind closed doors in New York Hotel Rooms, and why people keep raping maids.

DSK Case Highlights Dangers Faced By Hotel Maids

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 07.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hotel housekeepers say they often feel a twinge of fear when they slide the keycard, turn the door handle and step into a room to cle...

'Butler School': High-End Servant Industry Makes A Comeback

BusinessWeek | Max Abelson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

The resurgence of rich people has triggered a rebirth elsewhere in the industry. "When we hit last summer, that's when all of a sudden the economy rea...

What About the Woman Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Attacked?

Tiffany Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Williams

Being a housekeeper doesn't exactly put you on equal footing with the wealthy and powerful when you are in "their" space. So when you're stuck in a bedroom with them, what are your defenses?

Dave Jamieson

A Labor Fight Over Hotel Bedsheets

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

When she isn’t sidelined by an injury, Nenita Ibe cleans 16 rooms a day at the Santa Clara hotel where she’s worked for 10 years. Since some rooms...

Dozens Of Reportedly Abused Maids Flown Home From Lebanon

Yahoo! News || Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO (AFP) -- Madagascar's government early Thursday flew home 86 women domestic workers from Lebanon who had been subjected to abuse, amid co...

Tokyo Maid Cafes: Where Cute Japanese Girls Slap & Spoon-Feed Customers (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

At a Japanese maid cafe, customers pay good money to be pampered by cute, young girls in frilly costumes. The role-play goes pretty far. Waitresse...

Help for Sri Lanka's Abused Maids

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

"I was ironing and one of the little girl's dresses got burned," says Daya*, a Sri Lankan woman working as a live-in maid for a wealthy family in Kuwa...

C Street House Used Interns As Servants, Author Tells Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The C Street house is a $1.8 million Washington D.C. residence occupied by Congressional members of a religious organization known as The Family. Afte...