Ok be warned: this is shocking and horrible.
The Independent reports on a young woman whose employer poured boiling water on her. I can hardly stand to read any more than that.
A Filipino woman was left with severe burns after her Saudi Arabia employer allegedly poured boiling water on her.
The 23-year-old household service worker, from Pikit, North Cotabato, suffered burns to her back and legs after being doused with the scorching liquid in the incident in Riyadh on 4 May, ABS-CBN News reported.
According to ABS-CBN News, the mother of Fatma’s employer became angry after Fatma was slow to bring her coffee and then poured boiling water on her.
SLOW TO BRING HER COFFEE!!
She wasn’t taken to the hospital for several hours. They just left her to writhe in agony from being scalded from her neck to her bum, as you can see from the horrifying photo.
Saudi Arabia is a very “devout” place you know. Very observant, very religious. Yet abuse of domestic servants is appallingly common there –
According to a study by the Committee on Filipinos Overseas, 70 per cent of Filipino domestic workers in Saudi Arabia have reported physical and psychological abuse.
Tales of mistreatment are common – and not just among Filipinos.
It would appear that devoutness doesn’t reliably make people good. It would appear that it might even shield them from noticing how horrendously toe-curlingly terrifyingly bad they are.