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The Comfort Women Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan Worlds of Desire The Chicago Series on Sexuality Gender a

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Ast In this revelatory study C Sarah Soh provocatively disputes this master narrative Soh reveals that the forces of Japanese colonialism and Korean patriarchy together shaped the fate of Korean comfort women a double bind made strikingly apparent in the cases of women cast into sexual slavery after fleeing abuse at home Other victims were press ganged into prostitution sometimes with the help of Korean procurers Drawing o. I found the parts about the crushing patriarchy of Korean society to be the most interesting as well as comparisons to Japanese sex tourism today The stories of the Korean women who left home to become modern girls and were duped into slavery were heartbreaking but Soh's call that we should remember those who entered prostitution willing but were still exploited is my main takeaway here

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N historical research and interviews with survivors Soh tells the stories of these women from girlhood through their subjugation and beyond to their efforts to overcome the traumas of their past Finally Soh examines the array of factors from South Korean nationalist politics to the aims of the international women’s human rights movement that have contributed to the incomplete view of the tragedy that still dominates tod. I had to read this book for my graduate school's modern history class and it is by far the best book that I have ever read Cop Next Door research and interviews with survivors Soh tells the stories of these women from girlhood through their subjugation and beyond to their efforts to overcome the traumas of their past Finally Soh examines the array of factors from South Korean nationalist politics to the aims of the international women’s human Chaos in the Capital City rights movement that have contributed to the incomplete view of the tragedy that still dominates tod. I had to Cowboy at the Crossroads read this book for my graduate school's modern history class and it is by far the best book that I have ever Cowboy Brigade read

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In an era marked by atrocities perpetrated on a grand scale the tragedy of the so called comfort women mostly Korean women forced into prostitution by the Japanese army endures as one of the darkest events of World War II These women have usually been labeled victims of a war crime a simplistic view that makes it easy to pin blame on the policies of imperial Japan and therefore easier to consign the episode to a war torn p. All I can say is that this is probably the best work on the topic Simultaneously sympathetic and nuanced Soh complicates a nationalized issue where multiple authorities claim legitimacy on Official History This is important because as the author evidences the so called Comfort System did not appear in a vacuum They are a product of capitalism war and masculinist legitimization of the male desire for sex While most people influenced by nationalist historiography would probably dismiss such a view I highly recommend this text for anyone who has an open mind and is willing to learn beyond the dichotomy of Victimized Korea and Victimizer Japan While she might appear biased at points as the pieces fall into place we see a holistic view of an issue that still lingers today and we can take comfort in the fact that this is neither pro Japan revisionism although some of the arguments have been appropriated by Japanese neo nationalists nor is it simply another retelling of post colonial Korean victimization These issues need to be discussed and explored beyond the bounds of nationalism—after all while the Historical Comfort System in all its brutality may have died on August 15 1945 comfort systems continue to exist today within Korea Japan and beyond We need to look at the systematic factors that enables this behavior and these policies and I believe that this book has done an excellent job of accomplishing just that A Cowboy of Her Own recommend this text for anyone who has an open mind and is willing to learn beyond the dichotomy of Victimized Korea and Victimizer Japan While she might appear biased at points as the pieces fall into place we see a holistic view of an issue that still lingers today and we can take comfort in the fact that this is neither pro Japan The Cowboy's Baby Bond revisionism although some of the arguments have been appropriated by Japanese neo nationalists nor is it simply another Cop Next Door retelling of post colonial Korean victimization These issues need to be discussed and explored beyond the bounds of nationalism—after all while the Historical Comfort System in all its brutality may have died on August 15 1945 comfort systems continue to exist today within Korea Japan and beyond We need to look at the systematic factors that enables this behavior and these policies and I believe that this book has done an excellent job of accomplishing just that

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