❰Reading❯ ➶ The Light in the Window Author June Goulding – Agedanna.info

The Light in the Window Amazing Books, The Light In The Window By June Goulding This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Light In The Window, Essay By June Goulding Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You I haven t re read this book for some time and found it as moving and emotionally frustrating as when I first read it.I know the world was a very different place when the events that took place in the book occurred, but I could still slap the face of the Nun who condemns the girls and women who come to the convent to be hidden away while they are pregnant and to give birth.The girls and women who all survive I cannot call it living in the convent at Bessborough the subject of a fascinating article on the BBC website are all unmarried and pregnant This is enough to have them hidden away and punished needlessly when, in a time and society when sex education was not spoken of, young girls were seduced and men faced no repercussions for their actions June Goulding is a 22 yo nurse who comes to work at the Mother and baby home, unaware at the time of accepting the job, what the purpose of the home is Girls women have their children, breast feed them for 10 days and then are seperated At 3 years of age, the mothers desperately seeking every opportunity to see their child, the children are adopted out, the lucky ones going to Shannon Airport to be adopted by childless American couples There is minimal medical care June herself buys a simple heartburn remedy from her own money, and the Sister, a qualifed midwife herself, refuses to let June stitch the mothers who have torn during labour, or even send for a Doctor to assist at a difficult birth June is horrified, frustrated and angry at this regime, but she cannot bring herself to leave the job because the women who come are sent to the home need her June steels herself to deal with the Sister in charge, a woman who appears to have no finer feeling and certainly not the ideals of a monastic to my middle of the road Anglican mind The women are so terrified of the Sister, they don t reveal when they are in labour until June is on duty, including leaving a light in the window of an unused toilet to alert her on her nights out that she is needed and to hurry into the home.Amongst the misery and unhappiness, there are moments of light kindnesses received and given amongst the women incarcerated there, their kindnesses to June, the joy of a safe delivery, the chatter when the Sister is back in the convent and can t punish the women in the home Overall not a happy book but one that demands to be read. My father was born there, its a truly amazing book A thoroughly depressing yet engaging read.June is a young midwife in Ireland when she accepts the post of midwife in a home for unwed mothers It was an honest read and must have been a challenge for June to write She describes her role and her inability to challenge the ways of the home, without trying to paint herself as a hero it is quite clear that she was complacent, she was young and inexperienced and was tied up in the horrible well established system It was a different era after all, one where religious figures were the highest authority and young midwives did as they were told I particulary found her discriptons of the nuns after hours interesting You can t help but assume that women who did what these women did would be rotten and bitter to the core, yet after hours June gave us an account of the nuns that was playful and frivolous as they fussed like excitable teenagers whenever June had a date with her long time boyfriend.Read this and be greatful for professional autonomy and a society that questions dubious practices Set in Ireland in the 1950 s in a home for pregnant, unwed women, a whistle blowing nurse reveals the treatment of innocent women who sought refuge Trapped in a desperate situation, and having no other means to support themselves and their baby, they fall prey to the nuns who are sadistic heartless in their piety Instead of giving birth in a discreet location with care and kindness, they are denied their human rights as a person and parent They are forced to give up their babies and not given information about where their babies went The institutionalisation of the constant suffering they endured is heart wrenching The author tells the story as a memoir without naming the establishment or real names of the nuns and patients, except for a couple of the latter While the author is brave for doing so, I struggled to understand how she could have limited her involvement to being the merciful one and not gone to greater lengths to fight for these defenseless women This was especially disconcerting as she had medical connections and could have tried to expose what was going on as soon as she left the place Of course there is a different social climate towards helping others now than at that time when authoritative figures yielded immense power.I was personally vested in this story for two reasons a close relative of mine was adopted out in 1949 at two years of age and another close relative was physically abused by nuns in a Catholic school This memoir helps the reader to gain greater insight into what they went through I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in human tragedies and true stories about religious perpetrators of suffering.

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