Saudis Turn to Ethiopian Maids After Asian Backlash

Jan 24, 2013 Full story: Bloomberg 12

Zeini Kadir escaped at dawn, when the gates of the house in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, were open for morning prayers.

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#1 Jan 24, 2013
For a country with 80% rate of unemployment among females, I am really puzzled why we need this number of maids... Men need to start growing some balls and women should start stop being lazy
Belay

Ethiopia

#2 Jan 24, 2013
Alphacentauri wrote:
For a country with 80% rate of unemployment among females, I am really puzzled why we need this number of maids... Men need to start growing some balls and women should start stop being lazy
Having two or more maids,drivers and guards is I think thought of as a nobel Arab culture;thanks to your oil wealth!

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#3 Jan 24, 2013
Belay wrote:
<quoted text>Having two or more maids,drivers and guards is I think thought of as a nobel Arab culture;thanks to your oil wealth!
Well we are not alone in terms of oil wealth, many nations are enjoying this.

The issue is in the culture, consumption model and inferiority complex
Belay

Ethiopia

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Alphacentauri wrote:
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Well we are not alone in terms of oil wealth, many nations are enjoying this.
The issue is in the culture, consumption model and inferiority complex
Agreed! But how come inferiority complex? Do you mean there is local competition/comparison of social status amongest families?

Even Sudanies were taking in maids as far from Phillipins the very first day oil was exported from there while thousands of them are still poor and looking for jobs.A little bit confusing!

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#5 Jan 24, 2013
Inferiority complex in a sense that everybody want to have a maid just to show that they belong to that class who can, I personally know ppl here who will go in debt to have a maid, driver or even buy new cars

I think this stems from the fact that in our traditions only the leaders of the tribe could have maids and the best horses... So all want to be that guy
Belay

Ethiopia

#7 Jan 24, 2013
Alphacentauri wrote:
Inferiority complex in a sense that everybody want to have a maid just to show that they belong to that class who can, I personally know ppl here who will go in debt to have a maid, driver or even buy new cars
I think this stems from the fact that in our traditions only the leaders of the tribe could have maids and the best horses... So all want to be that guy
Thank you for your honest response!
jojja

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 24, 2013
Alphacentauri wrote:
For a country with 80% rate of unemployment among females, I am really puzzled why we need this number of maids... Men need to start growing some balls and women should start stop being lazy
Is it part of the
saudi culture to rape and beat the crap out of them, those who are working for them? Or is this kind of treatment is part of the muslim belief? Just wondering

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#9 Jan 24, 2013
jojja wrote:
<quoted text>Is it part of the
saudi culture to rape and beat the crap out of them, those who are working for them? Or is this kind of treatment is part of the muslim belief? Just wondering
Sadly stereotyping will never stop... Now to deny that we have a problem in the Arab world would be a lie, but to say that we rape or beat the maids is an ugly generalization.

We, like any other country have our nut cases and twisted ppl.

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#10 Jan 24, 2013
Belay wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for your honest response!
Honesty is the first step to solve our problems, trust me the majority want to progress, want to be a productive nation, want to belong to developed country.
Asif

Karachi, Pakistan

#11 Jan 25, 2013
Alphacentauri wrote:
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We, like any other country have our nut cases and twisted ppl.
Correct,But when these nut cases rape,abuse and molest the Maids,the MAIDS have no rights in the Law,thats not sharia.
The maids is treated as a mere slaves.
Saudi people become more violent against these poor Maids knowing very well nothing happens to them even if they indulge in all these abuses and thats the fact.
jojja

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 29, 2013
Alphacentauri wrote:
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Sadly stereotyping will never stop... Now to deny that we have a problem in the Arab world would be a lie, but to say that we rape or beat the maids is an ugly generalization.
We, like any other country have our nut cases and twisted ppl.
Fact is that now that the Asian became aware of your warped mind of abusing them, then their government decided not to send their people to raped, beat any be abused, since you still leave in time of slavery, which you are famously known for it. One only have to read the number of these females are raped and abused by your so called nut cases. Do own it please that your culture is prone to do as such.
My name is

Ethiopia

#14 Jan 30, 2013
Saudi is turning to Ethiopian maids because the governments of Philippines and others are demanding more rights for their citizens working there. On the contrary, the government of Ethiopia is a type of government that doesn't give a damn about its citizens even when its citizens fled to its embassies pleading for help. The government of of Ethiopia is solely concerned with profiting from the export of these poor women. 

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