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The Magdalene Sisters

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review by . March 22, 2011
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The Magdalene Sisters
   It wasn't the 1800's, it was 1964.  One would assume things had progressed enough to look beyond the slight mistake of an unmarried pregnant daughter.  Instead she is bundled up and scurried off to the depths of depravity known as the Magdalene Laundries.  She wasn't alone, the building was full of those known as The Magdalene Sisters, the girls that had disgraced their families.  It was ruled by the Catholic Church and it wasn't pretty.  …
review by . May 28, 2009
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For much of the 20th century in Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church operated a string of laundries, the Magdalene Asylums, where very young women accused of "moral crimes" were sent to work and repent of their evil ways in a cathartic vision of cleansing the soul while cleaning the laundry. These so-called "moral crimes" were broadly defined as becoming pregnant, getting raped or even flirting with boys or being overly attractive and thus committing the sin of vanity.      In …
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