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Four ways to empower informal workers
Managing Editor, URB.im
Informal workers are essential contributors to the city and its functioning; therefore, improving their livelihoods is an
Holding Out for Latina Heroines and Filmmakers
Storyteller, Producer, Screenwriter, Creative Director, Writer
With the Oscars 2016 around the corner and the promise of more diversity by the year 2020 including women behind and in front of the camera, a change that was long overdue and finally is being challenged, there is still a need of more conversation about it.
For Daughters, Is Babysitting the First Step on the Mommy Track?
Ph.D Amer. Lit., At-Home Dad
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?
Lupe Ontiveros As "The Maid"
A look back at actress Lupe Ontiveros' long career of portraying maids and housekeepers.
Colombia's Maids Lobby for Labor Rights
Latin America expert, see more about me at http://linkd.in/1mF...
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.
Chris Dorner Hostages Come Forward, Claim Ex-LAPD Officer Tied Them Up & Stole Car
Authorities did not immediately provide more details on the two people, though KABC-TV spoke with a man who said he was related
Humor columnist, The Stamford Advocate
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 T. Ghazal
An award winning Sr. journalist, Peace Ambassador, published a...
I recalled an incident at the Hello Kitty Spa in Dubai, where you can choose a 'princess' or a 'queen' package to pamper
Travel, Pray, Bidet
Consumer Healthcare Expert, Commentator
I came, I saw, I "bideted." And neither the maid nor I will ever be the same again.
Lupe Ontiveros Dead: Star of 'Selena' And 'As Good As It Gets' Dies
Twitter Reacts To Lupe Passing Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. Ontiveros, who built her career on playing immigrant
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When My Parents Were Help to
Author, Speaker, Editor
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.
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The Hidden Victims of Human Trafficking
Senior women's rights researcher, Human Rights Watch
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
The world's #1 daily downloaded podcast
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.
'Butler School': High-End Servant Industry Makes A Comeback
The resurgence of rich people has triggered a rebirth elsewhere in the industry. "When we hit last summer, that's when all
What About the Woman Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Attacked?
Institute for Policy Studies and National Domestic Workers All...
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?
In California, A Labor Fight Over Hotel Bedsheets
“What we see on a daily basis is women hurting their backs and ruining spinal disks,” said Leigh Shelton of UNITE HERE. “Especially
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Madagascan Abused Maids Return Home From Lebanon
ANTANANARIVO (AFP) -- Madagascar's government early Thursday flew home 86 women domestic workers from Lebanon who had been
Tokyo Maid Cafes: Where Cute Japanese Girls Slap & Spoon-Feed Customers (PHOTOS)
Travel TV host, fashion blogger at lacarmina.com and @lacarmina
However, I've had special access: I often bring TV shows to maid cafes, and photographed several for my Crazy Wacky Theme
THE WORLD POST
Help for Sri Lanka's Abused Maids
Catholic Relief Services
The official humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in ...
"Slowly they reduced the quantity of food. They were throwing away food and I was hungry," she says. The water taps could
C Street House Used Interns As Servants, Author Tells Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)
But high-profile sex scandals aren't the building's only controversies. Its generous rental arrangements with tenants have
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