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Mon Aug 1, 2022, 05:03 PM

I watched this documentary today. it was published to youtube in 2018,

but according to Amazon Prime it was made in 2015.
It's about how unmarried mothers and their children were treated in Ireland all the way from the 1930s to the 1980s. It's about 795 babies in an unmarked graveyard, never acknowledged. It's about women who were taken away from their families to workhouses and then had their children taken from them. Many to be sold by the nuns.

Is this where we're headed? At the time the movie was made abortion was still not legal in Ireland. There's a sense throughout that these immoral, wayward women impregnated themselves - never a hint that the father should bear any responsibility at all.

The movie is not bad. There is worthwhile discussion about the power of the church in Ireland at the time, and about why Ireland wanted to portray itself as "pure" in comparison to "dirty" Britain. It is a full length documentary also available on Amazon prime.

All I could think is we're headed thataway - backward in time.

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Reply I watched this documentary today. it was published to youtube in 2018, (Original post)
barbtries Aug 2022 OP
CurtEastPoint Aug 2022 #1
Quakerfriend Aug 2022 #2
mopinko Aug 2022 #3
mopinko Aug 2022 #4
barbtries Aug 2022 #6
Solly Mack Aug 2022 #5

Response to barbtries (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2022, 05:04 PM

1. Also the movie 'Philomena' on the same topic

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Response to barbtries (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2022, 05:11 PM

2. I had read about this but, never realized

there was a documentary about the story.
Thanks for posting!

We will never go back!

Iíll be having brunch with 2 OBGYNs on Sunday-
Canít wait to hear what they have to say about our current state of affairs.

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Mon Aug 1, 2022, 05:13 PM

3. the 1 reason i am grateful that i was born here and not there is just this,

my sister would have been put in one of these homes, and i'd never have met my neice.

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Mon Aug 1, 2022, 05:14 PM

4. also 'the magdeline laundries'.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 1, 2022, 06:19 PM

6. i know i've seen at least one other film about

the scandal of these "laundries," but can't recall the names of the movies. Just horrific shit and I was an adult in the USA when it was still going on. There's a drama that touches on that cruel "morality" in Ireland too, but for the life of me I cannot find the title and of course, I don't remember it.

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Mon Aug 1, 2022, 05:27 PM

5. K&R

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