Republic of Shame: Stories from Ireland's Institutions for 'Fallen Women' by Caelainn Hogan
English | September 12th, 2019 | ISBN: 1844884457 | 252 pages | EPUB | 0.93 MB
Until alarmingly recently, the Catholic Church, acting in concert with the Irish state, operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of 'fallen women'. In the Magdalene laundries, girls and women were incarcerated and condemned to servitude. And in the mother-and-baby homes, women who had become pregnant out of wedlock were hidden from view, and in most cases their babies were adopted - sometimes illegally.