The government disappointed survivors and Justice For Magdalenes campaigners yesterday by not apologising for being complicit. Perhaps if more people realised that the Ruhama Agency which is currently advising the government on sex work is run by the same people who ran the Magdalene Laundries, they would be even more outraged. The Magdalene Laundries were started for sex workers, then later began preying on unmarried mothers as well, and on women who committed minor crimes like taking a night off work or not paying for a train ticket.
Ruhama Agency ran the Magdalene Laundries: Round 2 of abusing fallen women, or, how sex workers replaced Magdalenes
8 February, 2013 by Editor
How can the Irish Government continue to fund, let alone listen to an organisation so complicit in the abuse of women. Carrie from the ECP managed to mention this on the Stephen Nolan show this Thursday. Unfortunately Stephen Nola did not buy into this, stating it was years ago.