Sunday, 26 April 2015

Article response luo Tianhong 32

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/maid-knows-kid-better-mum-video-draws-flak-some-say-it-r


This article is about the new online video which suggests that maids know their children better than their mothers. It drew flak as many criticized it as putting mothers in a bad light by generalizing, and that mothers not knowing their children well has nothing to do with the aim of the video, giving the maids a day of.

I think that this video is fine as it gives us a new light to the maids problem, as said by the article. However, it avoids the main problems surrounding it. Many parents are adverse to giving maids a lot of days off, because they can't cope without the maids. They are busy and need help at home, someone to look after the children. This video does not address the main problem, so I don't think that it would have a large impact on the problem. Though the video is a warning to spend more time with the child, it only indirectly impacts giving maids a day off. Furthermore, it can be achieved without giving maids a day off, scratch that, not giving maids a day of might even mean more time spent with the children as they don't need to spend time doing house chores. Thus, I think that the video should address the problem directly.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with Tianhong that the video does not address the main problems surrounding it as it only focuses on the Mother's and Maid's understanding of the child, it doesn't include external factors such as the both parents working hence having no time to take care of their children and that if the household already has an elderly that needs taking care of. I feel that in order to make this video even more valid, they should include factors such as this to further persuade the employers to give their maid at least a day off. In conclusion, I feel that this video still has room for improvements.

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