close Video Asian ‘Comfort Women’ memorial causing conflict Ainsley Earhardt on surviving ‘Comfort Women’ telling their terrifying story from WWII A few weeks ago, Harvard Professor J. Mark Ramseyer sparked a global outrage by rewriting a history that remains painful for many families today. Ramseyer wrote an article – “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War ” – about Korean comfort women that was criticized by individuals, organizations and groups around the world as factually inaccurate and misleading. His article suggested that these women were voluntarily contracted to participate in prostitution. This article caused an outpouring of anger among the Asian American and academic communities, and rightfully so. FILE – In this Feb. 3. 2014, file photo, a visitor looks at portraits of late former “comfort women” who were forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during World War II, at the House of Sharing, a nursing home and museum for 10 former sex slaves, in Toechon, South Korea. 'Comfort women” were present wherever the Japanese Imperial Army invaded and occupied in Asia from the early 1930s through the end of World War II. That aspect of wartime history was kept quiet until the early 1990s, when a South Korean… Read full this story
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