Was glad to read this this morning.
I would add Unpaid to the Domestic Help.
Also a domestic help is not required to pay to get the job, her employers don’t control what she eats, wear, watches etc in her own home. She can also refuse a chore and negotiate terms of work without facing social stigma. Basically, the employers do not have patriarchy’s permission to control the lives of the domestic help.
“A daughter-in-law is to be treated as a member of the family with warmth and affection and not as a stranger with respectable and ignoble indifference. She should not be treated as a house maid. No impression should be given that she can be thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time,” a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said.
“Respect of a bride in her matrimonial home glorifies the solemnity and sanctity of marriage, reflects the sensitivity of a civilised society …
“But the manner in which sometimes the bride is treated in many a home … creates a feeling of emotional numbness in society,” it said.
The bench said it was a matter of great concern that brides in several cases were being treated with total insensitivity, destroying their desire to live.
“It is a matter of grave concern and shame …
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