Another non-apology

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 7 00:26:30 UTC 2013

Yeah right.  The eponymous Joni Mitchell song, if you can find it (it's on her "Misses" album, as well as in a collaboration with the Chieftains on their "Tears of Stone"), lays it out pretty effectively.  Her solo version is especially powerful.


On Feb 6, 2013, at 7:19 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> From the Boston Globe's article today on the fact-finding report
> about involuntary servitude of women and girls, under Irish
> government oversight, in the "Magdalene Laundries" from 1922 to 1996.
>> The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, which ran the two
>> biggest laundries in Dublin, in a statement expressed "deep regret"
>> that many residents "did not experience our refuge as a place of
>> protection and care." But they suggested that women in their care
>> faced worse conditions and fewer options in the hostile Ireland
>> outside the laundry.
> In other words, "it's your fault because although we told you our
> institution was a refuge you did not experience it as caring and protective."
> Joel
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