Tardislass May 14, 2019 Share May 14, 2019 31 minutes ago, JudyObscure said: If the whispers around Poplar tell the girls where to go to "get rid of it," then whispers of young girls dying for "female" reasons, should have got back to the two old biddies. I wont buy that they didn't know. Some of the young women, would have returned to the scene of the operation, looking for help, when the horrible pain began. I just can't excuse the filthiness of the room. Cleanliness has been considered a good thing for centuries and germs as invisible causes of disease was discovered in 1864. Formal education is not the only way to pass information, women who worked with Florence Nightingale would have learned about proper sick rooms and if you're going to practice medicine in your kitchen you could at least keep your eyes and ears open about the subject. She makes me angry. I didn't like her bawdy humor and I thought asking her granddaughter to lance her boils when medical care was free wasn't very nice either. I hope she goes to prison for a bit. The living conditions would be an improvement. I take this as partly living where she has and her life and partly she felt she was helping these girls/women. Val got out of that life, went to school and saw a different life. Her gran who lived in the East End and had no schooling after 12 probably thought it was more normal. In the grandma's mind, she probably did feel she helping as these women probably couldn't pay for a doctor to perform abortions. My mom was a nurse back in the early sixties and the only doctors performing abortions charged enormous fees-because of the illegality. My father was a young city chaplin back in that time period and he attended several deaths where the woman died because of a illegal abortion. The show is trying to show that women will get abortions regardless, but making them illegal just causes pain and harm for them and others. Shouldn't Timothy be in college now? 11 hours ago, marceline said: ETA: Can anyone explain the expressions used during the bingo game? (5 and 6? Val and Gran say "Was she worth it?") I'm wondering if it's a British thing, as I went with my grandma to Bingo and never heard about that. 5 Link to comment
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