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The Unspoken History of The Comfort Women Overview The story of comfort women has been a story of silence for the last 50 years Comfort Women was a term used by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II to refer to the women and girls who were coerced into sexual slavery Between 1932 and 1945 approximately 200000 women were forced into prostitution The women came from China Philippines Taiwan Burma Indonesia Japan and Korea They were recruited through deceit or by force Some were abducted at gunpoint sold by family members or volunteered because of false promises of high paying jobs at factories or restaurants These women were taken to comfort stations some of which were homes stables dug out trenches or even cages Imprisoned for as long as eight years these women were forced to have sexual intercourse with dozens of men a day They were forced to give up their identities loose their youth and submit to the rape and abuse of the Japanese military By the end of the war many women died of diseases suicide or were ruthlessly murdered They returned home traumatized and ashamed and in fear of dishonoring their families Influenced by the patriarchal power of the times these women kept this buried secret for half a century It wasnt until the early nineties that these women finally spoke about their traumatic experiences and demanded an apology and compensation from Japan The Japanese government however turned a deaf ear They said comfort women were willing prostitutes and denied much of its involvement in the issue Weather these women were voluntary or not scars remain from the crimes committed against them In this essay I hope to inform you about an issue that has hardly been publicized History had not told us of the horrors of the comfort women how comfort stations were started how these women were rounded up their experiences the growth of the
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