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Comfort Women, Australian Guilt and Response

The issue of comfort women have come up again and this time even closer to home. No, I am not talking about my mind. I am talking about Australia, where I live. Jan Ruff-O’Herne, now 93, was a victim of the massive sexual slavery program now commonly known as comfort women. Jan’s brave fight for justice has seen little opposition with the Australian public, except for a few Japanese enthusiasts.  She has also inspired the local Chinese population into, once again, thinking about asking for the justice that thousands of living women in China have not received.

“The tears were streaming down my face as he raped me. It seemed as though he would never stop,”

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The Deal of Injustice Towards Comfort Women

Okay, this is going to be filled with anger and salt. There’s going to be lots of rushed grammar mistakes but I beg of you to read into this issue. This is a very short post that’s only here to tell you of the problem and there are many different parts of the conflict I implore you to research at your danger, as much of the history is extremely not safe for work.

Recently the Japanese and South Korean governments have agreed on a deal in resolving the the dispute of Japanese war crimes, predominantly comfort women. The paltry sum of $8.3 million isn’t even a fucking band aid, it’s an insult to the thousands of surviving comfort women that have endured decades of suffering and denial from the Japanese government.

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