Kat Flyn
The Magdalene Laundry
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The image of a doll being crucified on an ironing board metaphorically represents the psychological as well as physical mayhem that was inflicted on thousand of young women who were incarcerated in the Magdalene Laundries.  This system of abuse that extended from 1850 until 1996, where these young women were forced to do institutional laundry for the crime of being either an unwed mother, or in many cases for just being rebellious.  These institutions were operated by the Catholic Church and expanded from Europe, into North America and Australia.  The Irish government recently officially apologized for its
country's participation in this abusive system.
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