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Survivors of the Magdalene Asylums/Laundries demand National Inquiry

There has been a lot of news out of Ireland as of late pertaining to adoptions that I haven’t gotten to blogging (Against Child Trafficking’s Ireland page has lots of coverage), but today I’m just going to make a short post about this latest call for an Inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries/Asylums.
These institutions around the [...]

Remembering the victims of the “Magdalene Laundries”

If you don’t know about the Magdalene Asylums/Magdalene Laundries you should.
They form a crucial chapter in the flesh and blood consequences of what can and has happened to women and children when the Catholic church gains control over a woman’s reproductive capacity and her life.
Visit  Justice for Magdalenes.
Then the memorial statue in Galway, while you [...]