Essay About Comfort Women

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Imagine getting kidnapped at the age of 15 and used as a sexual slave. Having to forcefully put on makeup and get raped by 30 to 40 men a day. These were the lives of the comfort women during the World War II. Comfort women were women and girls from Japanese-occupied territories like Korea, China, Thailand, and other Asian countries. Most of the comfort women were in the age between 13 and 16. They were mostly kidnapped or tricked into being comfort women and continued living the tragic life from the early 1930s to late 1940s. However, the Japanese government has never sincerely apologized and acknowledged the comfort women issue up till this day. From this essay, I want to convince you, the reader, that Japanese government should acknowledge the issue and properly apologize to the victims of the …show more content…
The first comfort station was built in 1931 to prevent soldiers from raping Chinese civilian when Japanese occupied china’s land during the World War II. It was initially with volunteered prostitutes. However, as comfort station grew, soldiers started to kidnapped women and girls and increased the number of comfort station build in Japanese territory. Up to 200,000 women are estimated to have worked as comfort women, most of them being Korea. Other than the sexual abuse, the comfort women were physically abused, which have killed them and scared them for life. Sometimes they were forced to work in factories, but still got raped while they worked. Money was rarely given to the women but when they did Japanese deducted living cost and cosmetic cost form it. Yi Ok-seon, the victim of the comfort women, has shared her story in the BBC News. She was 15 years old when she was forcibly taken to north-west China comfort station. In the article “Comfort Women: South Korea’s Survivors of Japanese Brothels”, published BBC, Ok-seon stated, “‘I

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