OK guys, I have big news! Do you feel like you're having a hard time adapting to life in Brazil, especially to the class differences and the maid situation?
Well, I've figured out why. I'm watching the movie "The Help" that just came out in the US. It's about these very problems in Mississippi in the 1960s. It's so much like present-day Brazil!!!
So ladies, we didn't move to a new country. We just went into time machines, and now we're expected to be 1960s housewives, and it's supposed to be logical to have maids, to make them use separate bathrooms and to eat at different times and/or at different tables, to insult them and other black people while they're in the room, and to revolve our whole lives around our husbands.
NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE.