When Will the Korean 'Comfort Women' Get Their Comfort?
Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Time: 7:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Room 150, Center for the Sciences
Sponsored by: Japan Club
Contact: Susan Emily Smela, Susie Smela
Joanne Cho will be presenting her research based on her internship at The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery titled "When Will The Korean 'Comfort Women' Get Their Comfort?"
During the Japanese occupation of Korea, an estimated 200,000 women were forced to work at brothels; known as "comfort women," these women were very often kidnapped to "comfort" the young and lonely Japanese soldiers who were away from home. However, even after the Japanese left Korea in 1945, none of the comfort women spoke of their horrific experiences. The ideal that women must be pure, modest, humble, and self-contained has left the Korean victims of the Japanese occupation silent for decades, fearful of the stigma...
This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff.