You might’ve heard about World War II and its battles, alliances, and maybe even a few heroes and villains. It was a time filled with stories of courage, resilience, and, unfortunately, stories of unimaginable horrors. One lesser-known, darker tale is about the so-called ‘Comfort Women.’

A hushed-up chapter from the past, the story of the Comfort Women is more than just a footnote in our history books. It’s a grim reminder of the immense suffering that war can impose on the innocent. 

Korean comfort women in 1945 (Wikimedia Commons)

We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of women from Korea, China, and the Philippines who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII.

As we journey through this piece together, we will explore this heart-wrenching aspect of World War II. It’s going to be a harrowing journey, but it’s essential to remember and learn from the past.