Wednesday, March 21, 2007

How women became comfort women--one example.

Sept 13th 1939

Gyeonggi Police

To the chief of the police bureau
To the prosecutor of Seoul

Concerning the punishment for the spreading groundless rumor

She spreaded the groundless rumor concerning the military that since the prositutes would work closely with military on the front line at war and it would be dangerous, from now on, (the women) would not become prositutes of the comfort stations at Imperial military; hence, we will detain her for 7 days.

the suspect's address
申 ○ 任(the suspect's name)
24 years old.

This woman became a prositutue, in accordance with her parents' will, out of poverty, at the comfort station of Imperial army at Nanjing in 1938 through the agent 徐 at (agent's address) and returned to Korea this August.

via ☆大韓ニダの介の韓国研究~韓国企業で働いた経験を持つ著者の嫌韓批判&反日批判
It is not exactly clear whether she was detained because she spreaded the rumor that the front line was dangerous, or because she was trying to deceive women by telling they would not become prostitute while in truth recruiting prostitutes.

Note that it is safe to say she was sold by her parents.

other examples;
There were three comfort women.

Ms 河順女
 私が従軍慰安婦として連行されたのは、19歳だっ� �1937年の春だったと思います。買い物に行こうと家� �出たとき、洋服を着た日本人と韓式の服を着た朝鮮 人の青年が私に話しかけ、「金儲けが出来る仕事が� ��るからついてこないか」と言いまし

She was recruited/deceived by Korean pimps

Ms 李順徳
そこに3、40歳位の見知らぬ朝鮮人の男が来て、「� �んな事をしているよりも、自分についてくれば、履 物もやるし着物もやる。腹一杯食べれるところに連� ��て行ってやる」と誘いました。…..翌日になると私� �連れてきた朝鮮人の男の姿は見えず、代わりに目本 人の男が3人いました。男たちはカーキ色の服を着� ��ゲートルを巻き、腹にサーベルをぷらさげていま� �た。
She was recruited/deceived by Korean pimps and handed to Japanese men who were in khaki, with puttees on, the saber hanging from the belly.

Ms 朴頭理
私が17歳のときに、私の村に「日本の工場で働けば� �儲けができる」という話が村の娘たちにもちかけら れ、男たちが村の娘たちを集めにやって来ました。� ��本語と韓国語を話す見知らぬ男でしたが、韓国語� �上手だったのでたぶん朝鮮人だと思います.
She was recruited/deceived by pimps, most likely , she said, Korean.

The court’s judgement, in my understanding, is roughly as follows.

The court admitted that they received the damage under the brothels Japanese troop was involved in, but for their demand to be granted, there need to be an individual law, but there is no law, however

The lower court judgment.
The present state had an obligation to enact a
law to prevent ex-comfort women who were the victims of brothel system by which women were deceived and forced from receiving more damage, but it didn’t. Therefore as a state compensation for the inaction of the Diet, the plaintiff has a right to receive 300000 yen.

The higher court
The diet has an discretion as to whether or when or how to enact a law to compensate the war damage. It is not evident that the diet had such an obligation just because it was war damage.

The court does not state that Japanese troop systematically kidnapped women to make them prostitute.
I think the sensationalistic media, especially Korean media, have people believe such is the case.ponta/marmot

See also how Korean women were rectuited

It's Not Because They Don't Love Them'

More on that solution below. First, the problem: For generations in Nepal impoverished families from the countryside have been selling their daughters to wealthy families where the girls, known as "kamlaris," are forced to do housework.
When asked why parents would sell their children, Murray explained, "It's not because they don't love them. It's like they have no choice. Sometimes it's a choice between selling their girl … and feeding the rest of their family."

The practice has become so widespread and socially acceptable that we were able to meet and interview slave girls and their owners.

We found Bijani Chaury, an adorable 12-year-old, in the well-appointed home of Ejopal and Sartoshi Oli, a teacher and a housewife, in Katmandu.

Bijani's life bears little resemblance to the plantation-style slavery of pre-Civil War America. There are no chains or farm labor. She is, however, forced to work under threat of violence and for no pay beyond subsistence, which is an internationally recognized definition of modern-day slavery.
According to the non-profit group Free The Slaves there are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world right now -- more than at any time in recorded history
Bijani told us that she spends her day cleaning the house, making tea and helping her Mrs. Oli prepare meals. She doesn't go to school. And, she said, she misses her parents and sisters, who are back home in rural Nepal.

Mrs. Oli insisted, "We love her like our own daughter."

Preventing Servitude

While Bijani bore no outward signs of abuse, many former kamlaris have reported being beaten, humiliated and raped.

Enter Olga Murray and her colleagues. They have come up with a way of preventing parents from sending their children into servitude.

"We say to the family: If you allow your girl to come home, or not sell her again … we're going to give you either a baby piglet or a baby goat. And we will put your daughter in school and pay all her school-related expenses. Everything. Which comes out to about $50 a year."

These seemingly small gestures -- paying for school and giving families animals they can later sell for a profit -- can remove the economic incentive to sell daughters into slavery.

In the areas where this program has been tried, Murray says the kamlari system has essentially been eradicated.

"I can't tell you how satisfying it is," Murray said.
82-Year-Old American Woman Frees Child Slaves In Nepal
An Unlikely Warrior With a Remarkably Simple, Successful Solution
KATMANDU, Nepal, July 6, 2008


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