HUMANITY AND HUMOUR
WAGES, BEAUTY AIDS AND
Grudge Against Life
Some of the girls have been in institutions
all their lives, and Aylesbury is expected to per-
form the minor miracle of fitting them for a life
of liberty. Those girls who are illegitimate
usually harbour a tremendous grudge against
life, though the rarely speak of it. They are
anti-social at eighteen. All the girls have to
be fitted to lead a responsible life in the world
outside. Most of them, in their homes, at
school or in institutions, have been continually
told what to do and what not to do. Their
frame of mind is that of the girl who would
rather go back to prison because it is "easy."
The mentally lazy girl prefers prison, where she
does not have to think for herself.
The first thing the girls discover at Aylesbury
is that there is no hope of getting out until
they are discharged.