Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Ireland’s disappeared

Foul indeed. It’s horrific. Ophelia Benson on Ireland’s disappeared:

…it was Ireland’s hidden scandal: an estimated 30,000 women were sent to church-run laundries, where they were abused and worked for years with no pay. Their offense, in the eyes of society, was to break the strict sexual rules of Catholic Ireland, having children outside wedlock.

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