revolutions wrote:It's really just a case of putting yourself in their shoes for a moment and ask yourself how would you have handled the situation if you were a father of two children and facing a critical decision on whether your wife goes to Lebanon to work as maid and feed your children, or watch them starve to death ?
Mr revolutions, let me ask you this? What happened to the old-fashioned idea of growing your own food, as in farming? Why is he too lazy to grow potatoes?
I can understand why people are angry about the husband's infidelity while Alem was working abroad. But it's a little far-fetched to accuse him of staying at home to care for their two children while she was working as maid in Arab countries, especially when we know all too well that Arabs don't hire men as maids. Alem's family, like millions of other Ethiopian families, were facing economic hardship, and the only available means of escaping poverty in Ethiopia is to migrate to other countries and make money in order to help the struggling families back home.[color=#FF0000] It's either that or work on one of Al-amoudi's rice plantations in Ethiopia for slave wages.
It would have been better if he had become Al Amoudi's slave than to sell his wife to Lebanese slave drivers.
Its a natural instinct parents have to sacrifice themselves for their children. And that's exactly what Alem did for her two kids, and unfortunately she was forced to pay the ultimate sacrifice. R.I.P.
She also became a warning to other foolish women who are contemplating selling themselves to Lebanese slavery.
It is very important not to cover up the mistakes of women like Alem, people look at her suffering and death and see it as a personal tragedy. It is a lot more than that, it is a shame, a humiliation for all Ethiopians. When she calls herself an Ethiopian and willingly sells herself into slavery so that her family can have US dollars to buy electronics with, she is humiliating us all. It wasn't hunger that drove her to slavery, because hunger drives people to farming. It isn't so difficult to grow vegetables such as spinach and cabbage, I have done it even as a child. It is infinitely better to simply grow whatever plants you can grow and eat them raw than to enter the hellish life of Lebanese slavery. Taking personal responsibility must not be discounted.