When foreigners associate Filipinos with domestic helpers, the immediate reaction of many Filipinos, is to feel insulted. This is something I’ve given some thought, and I am sharing my thoughts on this.
I believe there is no reason to feel insulted, because feeling insulted, is in itself, an insult to the many Filipino domestic helpers. There is nothing wrong with being a domestic helper, just as there is nothing wrong with being an entertainer, a doctor, or an engineer.
These are all just jobs we do. No job is better or worse than the other. Not good. Not bad. Just different.
I asked a friend why he would feel insulted, and he replied it was because he is not a domestic helper. I asked him whether he would feel insulted in foreingers would associate Filipinos with doctors, even if he is not a doctor.
I rest my case.