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Korean Comfort Women Issue Explained by Cartoon

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 2 February 2014 @ 19:27 pm | 45 Comments

In Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, East Asia, English, France, Human Rights, International Relations, Japan, LANGUAGES, Quick Reads, South Korea, TOPICS, TYPE, Western Europe, Women & Gender, WORLD

A special exhibition on ‘comfort women [1]‘- Korean girls forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese army during the World War 2 era- was featured at one of the leading cartoon festivals in France. It made several headlines [2] as the Japanese government tried to block it, but failed. Korean net users have shared an English translation of Park Gun-woong's cartoon ‘Tattoo [3]- A Story of a Comfort Woman'. (The cartoon- which is based on a true story- depicts violent assault, torture and rape. Viewer discretion is strongly advised) 


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[1] comfort women: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women

[2] several headlines: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5goeAZfSsTnN0xVkzUI-mAY92BHxg?docId=dd6af3c9-4f91-4230-bc36-c0bcf86a1593

[3] English translation of Park Gun-woong's cartoon ‘Tattoo: http://foxtalk.tistory.com/98

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