The plight of the female foreign domestic servants of Singapore (Updated)
Spare a thought for the foreign imported female servants of Singapore. Don’t be fooled by the use of the word ‘helper’ to describe their role. In a 2017 survey of 799 domestic female workers in Singapore, by the independent consultancy Research Across Borders, it was found that at least sixty percent of these foreign domestic […]More
Why My Husband Hit Me.
My husband didn’t hit me because I fed him pasta, despite what his aunties said. My husband didn’t beat me almost to death because I didn’t clean the house well enough. He didn’t beat me because I refused to sleep with him – that wasn’t an issue, he just raped me anyway. My husband didn’t […]More
The Watchwoman at the Gates.
Everyday I get up and take my clothes to the bathroom. We are incredibly lucky, despite it being a shelter, the full bath is for our sole use, just me and the Boy. Every single day I am grateful for a toilet and shower that is inside. Five years on the road will do that […]More
My little Tokyo apartment might have been home, but it was rarely a refuge, hardly ever the safest place I could be. A few times he would be sent off for a few days, a week even, to China, or some other part of Japan, somewhere else, to do business with people in some important […]More