Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Radios, Cameras, Maids and Palettes not allowed
This is a photo of an announcement on a Lebanese beach/swimming facility. "Maids", in the Lebanese mind, means migrant domestic workers. So no doubt about it, we are witnessing another manifestation of Lebanese racism and discrimination against MDWs
In the Lebanese mind, mixing "inferior race" (i.e. not white people) and "inferior" work (based on the Lebanese mind scaling system as there is no such thing as 'inferior' work) objectifies people and makes the fall within the category of radios, cameras, palettes or the alike.
(Note: if you go to the beach this summer, please send me photos of similar material, if you find any, to my email was717 at gmail dot com, with information on the location of the photo)