Inadequate Innocence of Korean Comfort Girls-Women: Obliterated Dignity and Shamed Self

TitleInadequate Innocence of Korean Comfort Girls-Women: Obliterated Dignity and Shamed Self
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSon, Angella
JournalPastoral Psychology
Volume67
Issue2
Pagination175 - 194
Date Published2018
Abstract

The experiences of Korean comfort girls-women before and during World War II are a paradigmatic example of how military sexual violence has the power to obliterate women’s dignity and shame them into nonexistence. I propose that their horrific experience of sexual slavery under the Japanese military caused intense and lasting shame that resulted in the Korean comfort girls-women’s sense of self being entrenched in shame. Moreover, I argue that the innocence of Korean comfort girls-women was and continues to be inadequately recognized. ... This conversion of their innocence into inadequacy or shame, actively by the Japanese government and passively by the Korean government and its people, compounded these women’s long, miserable suffering for half a century until the silence was broken in 1991 by a brave woman, Kim Haksun, with the support of Korean activists. (Son)

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