When I say, I am the 'maid'

It is a half-truth that is useful for getting out the dirt on how we treat one another: Unpaid housework is underappreciated, and some of us are disrespectful to domestic helpers

I am the "maid".

I've said that once or twice in conversations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'When I say, I am the 'maid''. Print Edition | Subscribe