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"The Maids" is a 1974 film that was directed by Christopher Miles. It is based on the play of the same title by the French dramatist Jean Genet. The film stars Glenda Jackson as Solange, Susannah York as Claire, Vivien Merchant as Madame, and Mark Burns as Monsieur. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress is away. The focus of their roleplaying is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying either side of the power divide. The deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's denouement.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Business (2006)

by Jessie Carney Smith

In addition, despite the fact that they attended union meetings and paid union dues, the maids did not receive the equal respect and treatment from the Brotherhood. They, unfortunately, were the victims of the sexism as well as the racism of the ...

Google previewGarden History Reference Encyclopedia

Historic books etc on garden design and landscape architecture by Tom Turner

And the elders said, As we walked in the garden alone, this woman came in with two maids, and shut the garden doors, and sent the maids away. 38 Then we that stood in a corner of the garden, seeing this wickedness, ran unto them.

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Maids only are engaged for household.
Men take care that their wives aren’t polluted
But the very maids are polluted by them.
No safety is to wives, not to maids as well.
03.09.2000, Pkmdi (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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