okay, okay, you think i'm rude, i get it.
but i still don't understand why it's not just some semantic game we're playing. you say "the word “servant” is demeaning; “domestic worker” is infinitely preferable" but you don't explain why. I worry that it's just a semantic sleight of hand. please, dear auntie, tell me WHY i'm wrong, not just that i am wrong.
and this statement of yours: "However demeaning you might find domestic labour, for a lot of people it is preferable to working in a sweat shop, which is often their only alternative"
seems to me, at very least, off topic if not a downright leap of illogic. i'm not saying there aren't worse jobs than cleaning someones house but that cleaning someones house is serving someone and that empowering language only manages to shield the employer (and everybody else) from the ugly truth.
forever yours, in rudeness and in health,
the kung-fu provacateur