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Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Al-Watan News Paper Clippings
I was reading the local paper and on the last page there was a column written by Fouad Al-Hashim! Here is one of the things he wrote in his column! (For those who don't read Arabic I have translated the item for you!)

خادمة فلبينية قررت الانتقام من معازيبها لانهم رفضوا فكرة سفرها الى بلد فأحضرت خيطا له لون الجلد البشري وربطت به العضو الذكري لطفلهما البالغ من العمر تسعة اشهر فمنعته من التبول لثلاثة ايام بينما الصغير يصرخ من الالم طيلة 72 ساعة دون ان يستطيع احد رؤية ذلك الخيط حتى اكتشفه طبيب في مستشفى الصباح! نصيحة خالصة لوجه الله خذوا حذركم من الخدم ولان اطفالكم هم.. الضحايا

A Filipinoino maid decided to take revenge of her "bosses" because they denied her request to go back to the Philippines, so she bought a piece of pigment colored (human skin colored) string that she wrapped around the penis of a 9 month old boy so that he would not be able to urinate for 3 days, whilst the baby cried in pain for 72 hours without anyone being able to notice or see the piece of string until the doctor found it at the Sabah Hospital. An advice would be "Be cautious of the maids because your kids are the victims!"

I must admit I blame the parents for this! Granted the maid did something wrong and I she has to take the blame but I also have to state the fact that the parents are negligent and are not fit to be called parents! This whole notion of our community leaving the babies to be taken care of by maids is ridiculous especially when it gets to this point! Why can't the parents actually take the time and take care of the baby themselves! Be real parents for once in your life and don't just conceive something beautiful and not take responsibility of it!

What do you think of this situation??

Posted by The Stallion @ 8:52 AM  
  • At March 14, 2006 11:58 AM, Blogger tazmanian devil said…

    i totally believe in raising your kids yourself ....its completely ones own responsibilty...

    its sad that the child had to suffer for doings of his/her parents.. negligence on the parents which totaly SUCKS

    your maid is hired to help you not raise your child ...
    this concept of the maids doing it all ... I AM TOTALLY AGAINST...

    if u cant look after a child dont have them ...

  • At March 14, 2006 12:00 PM, Blogger True Faith said…

    I have a relative that has a cute little 16 months old daughter left alone at home all day with the maid until her parents are back from work.

    I once asked her how she could leave her daughter alone at home with the maid all that time every day.

    Her response was "Well I have work that I have to go to" "and what about your daughter isn't she who most be your priority in life" "A job is a major thing in my life too, without it I can't prove my self"

    That was a ridiculous response; she thinks that by staying behind a desk and serving other people she is proving her self and not knowing that her self could be better proved by raising her own daughter by her self.

  • At March 14, 2006 12:09 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Tazmanian Devil: Welcome to my blog and I totally agree with you!

    True Faith: Walla 7aram what you're relative is doing and, sorry, ihya ma 3ndiha salfa!
    Why did she get pregnant in the first place? If she wanted to keep working she shouldn't have gotten pregnant!
    She should leave her job and stay home or if she gets more money than the father then there is no reason for the father to stay home while she goes to work! A sacrefice has to be made!

  • At March 14, 2006 12:20 PM, Blogger iDip said…

    1st- If people rely 100% on maids to raise their childern, they're no more "their children".

    2nd- I don't know why they denied her request to visit philippenes, maybe they mis-treat her, or she "over-used" her vacations... I don't know. Nevertheless the maid's reaction was extremely aggressive, which means there's something missing.

    3rd- We need a clear, firm, balanced and just law to regulate house labour affairs. Some countries (like india) started new regulations for recruiting indians aboraod (inc. Kuwait). Unfortunately, in Kuwait, foreign labour wait for their governments to defend them as "citizens", and don't wait for Kuwait to protect them as "human beings".

    4th- Welocm back Stallion :)

  • At March 14, 2006 12:39 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    iDip: When it comes to points 1, 2, and 3, I am with you and on your side! I fully agree with what you said!

    When it comes to point 2, I'm going to say that the maid was mistreated! I don't think she would do that to the boy if she wasn't mistreated! Something like "an eye for an eye" mentality!

    As for point 3, i9eer 5air lama Kuwaitiyeen will change their labor regulations! They have to get rid of their superiority complex first!

    Lastly, thanks for the welcome back!

  • At March 14, 2006 12:42 PM, Blogger CyberRowdy(Q8TechDrive) said…

    Maid was denied a basic right! but of course everyone has to know what might have happened before usual, we dont know the full story.

    What ever the matter is, no human being should do such a cruelty towards kids. ofcourse she is not a human being.

    its kinda alarming that these kinda maid violences are getting more and more of a common news in kuwait these days.

  • At March 14, 2006 12:51 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Q8TechDrive: Welcome to my blog! As for the issue at hand, I think it's a good thing that more stories of this nature are coming out cause then that will show people that you better treat your workers like you would treat yourself! Everyone should follow the saying, "treat people like you wanna be treated!"

  • At March 14, 2006 1:23 PM, Blogger samboose said…

    I so agree with the opinions of most of what's already written. BUT sometimes it's easier said than done.

    For one I agree that if you can't take care of your kids then you shouldn't have them.

    As for staying at home, I think that's a luxury that some might not afford. I would love to be a stay home mom, but I HAVE to work. So you say that because I can't stay home I shouldn't have kids (granted I don't yet but that's not the point)

    But if you must leave your kids let it be worth while and not because you're out and about grooming and socializing.

    As for the article....these are the things that scare me about maids...

  • At March 14, 2006 1:27 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Samboose: If a parent wants a job, let them find a part time job ONLY if needed! If a full time job is needed then don't keep your baby with the maid! Parents are better off keeping the baby with another family member like the grand parents!

  • At March 14, 2006 4:10 PM, Blogger U.E. said…

    It's horrible. :( And, yes, I agree with Taz and T.F. and you... please don't have them if you don't want to raise them! It's too easy for things like this to happen! I understand what Samboose is saying in that, no matter your intentions, staying home isn't ALWAYS an option... but more and more people think hired help is preferred! Crazy...

    And, come on. How can you NOT notice a string tied around an infants penis that is tight enough to cut off urination?? WALLA! Tie a string around a finger and watch what color it turns. Come on. And the skin is very soft... (no jokes, this is incredibly sad)... so any string tied that tight would probably chaff and bleed fairly quickly. This scenario is ridiculous and plain evil. The family would have had to not even have taken time to change the little one's diaper! I'm so saddened by this. :(

  • At March 14, 2006 5:23 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Unknown Entity: I know what you mean and I agree with you! I too don't understand why the parents didn't try to figure out why the baby was crying!

  • At March 14, 2006 8:50 PM, Blogger Your Battlefield said…

    stallion i believe you'll be a great father someday or you already are with your views, i agree, parents should not even decide to have kids if they wont even look after them, wat are the kids just candy easily dispensed when they want a different flavor...go figure, they should raise their own kids and therefore not miss out on the precious beautiful moments of their life, trust me cuz i have a lil sis who is a baby and she sparkles and brings joy to our others out there thing twice before you plan on having children, are you going to be there or just be there..:P

  • At March 14, 2006 10:55 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Your Battlefield: I totally agree with you and I couldn't have put it in any other way! I have changed my fair share of diapers even though the baby wasn't mine and that is one of the many small tasks that makes parenting have meaning! If only people can realise that!

  • At March 15, 2006 4:45 PM, Blogger is7aq said…

    the parents are evil!

    the maid is the devil!

  • At March 15, 2006 4:48 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Is7aq: Halla O ghalla! Welcome to my blog and I agree with what you are saying!

  • At March 16, 2006 8:21 AM, Blogger Caffeinated said…

    I agree with Is7ak . The blame goes to both the parents and the maid. The parents are cruel..but so was she.

  • At March 16, 2006 10:07 AM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Caff: So true!

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