Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Magdalene Laundries

The Magdalene Laundries
By Bock
Jul 23rd, 2010 | | Category: Society

This is the mass grave in Limerick’s Mount Saint Lawrence cemetery where the victims of the Good Shepherd nuns are buried. Read the names and recognise real people. These women served your parents or your grandparents, handed them their laundry and said Thanks Ma’am. Nobody asked why, or by what authority, these women were imprisoned and enslaved.

Our society — my grandparents, your grandparents, your parents, my parents, were content to let these women slave their lives away in a prison run by nuns, and nobody asked why.

Shame on us.

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