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|Thousands beaten, raped in Irish reform schools|
Posted by Luke Setzer on 5/20, 8:18am
|This story emphasizes the importance of several issues such as not deferring to religion and not assuming all private charities have benevolent intentions.|
From the article:
The report found that molestation and rape were "endemic" in boys' facilities, chiefly run by the Christian Brothers order, and supervisors pursued policies that increased the danger. Girls supervised by orders of nuns, chiefly the Sisters of Mercy, suffered much less sexual abuse but frequent assaults and humiliation designed to make them feel worthless.
This heart-wrenching news item leaves me speechless and lacking further commentary at the moment.