Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Another comfort woman has passed away. This is particularly sad, as it means another woman who was forced into sexual relations with men has now gone without an apology and reparations.
It is hardly as if this is the only example of women's bodies being used in war. South End Press has a forthcoming book on how the Indian government uses Kashmiri women's bodies as a way to promote terror and shame communities. Rape is a weapon of war, and it's disgusting.
It's more comfortable for a government to ignore marginalized citizens, it is so much easier for them to pretend that the past is simply in the past. But these women, some of whom are still alive, still have to live with that past, and the least they deserve is someone to listen to them.

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