Jul 05 2013

Sisters: don’t leave it to the men

One of my favorite talks at Empowering Women Through Secularism: Elida Radig.


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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    Thank you, Elida for speaking out on behalf of children reared in religious institutions in the past, who were abused by the religious and others in Australia. It gives me great confidence to know that there are empathetic people of your ilk who care about those who were without parents throughout their childhood.

    I know from an Irish perspective that the majority of survivors of institutional child abuse, who are now in their 40s/50s/60s can neither read or write and therefore have to depend on gracious and eloquent and clear voices like OB’s and yours to get their painful message across to the world.

    ‘The children were on their own’ with no compass to guide them through life. That is a life sentence on its own.

    Keep up the good work. was so glad to encounter you. I know that you spoke on an empty stomach, but it was full of empathy for others.

    Love your T-shirt.

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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    Elida, I don’t have any contact details for you, but hopefully somebody at B&W will recognise your feminist effervescent proudly evolved atheist face, and let you know that a very vibrant image of you exists.

    The table was empty, but the heart was full.

    See: http://mariethereseoloughlingoldenbridge.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/elida-a-proudly-evolved-atheist-at-empowering-women-conference-dublin-2013/

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    Ophelia Benson

    You see MT this is why you should be on Facebook as well as Twitter! Elida’s on Facebook.

    I’ll post the link to your post on her page.

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    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    OB: Erm … agreed. For something of this nature Facebook would come in really handy. Thanks for posting link to Elida’s page.

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