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By Maria Rosa Henson,Cynthia Enloe,Yuki Tanaka,Sheila S. Coronel

ISBN-10: 1442273542

ISBN-13: 9781442273542

ISBN-10: 1442273550

ISBN-13: 9781442273559

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“We all started the day with breakfast, and then we swept and wiped clean our rooms. Then we went to the rest room downstairs to scrub the single costume we had and to wash. the lavatory didn't actually have a door, so the warriors watched us. We have been all bare, and so they laughed at us, particularly me and the opposite younger lady who didn't have any pubic hair.

“At , the warriors got here. My paintings begun, and that i lay down as one after the other the warriors raped me. on a daily basis, wherever from twelve to over twenty infantrymen assaulted me. there have been instances while there have been as many as thirty; they got here to the garrison in truckloads.”

“I lay at the mattress with my knees up and my toes at the mat, as though I have been giving start. each time the warriors didn't think chuffed, they vented their anger on me. each day, there have been incidents of violence and humiliation. whilst the warriors raped me, I felt like a pig. occasionally they tied up my correct leg with a waist band or a belt and hung it on a nail within the wall as they violated me.

“I shook in every single place. I felt my blood flip white. I heard that there has been a bunch referred to as the duty strength on Filipino convenience ladies trying to find ladies like me. i couldn't omit the phrases that blared out of the radio that day: 'Don't be ashamed, being a intercourse slave isn't your fault. it's the accountability of the japanese Imperial military. get up and struggle in your rights.'”

In April 1943, fifteen-year-old Maria Rosa Henson used to be taken by means of eastern squaddies occupying the Philippines and compelled into prostitution as a “comfort woman.” during this easily instructed but powerfully relocating autobiography, Rosa remembers her youth because the illegitimate daughter of a filthy rich landowner, her paintings for Huk guerrillas, her wartime ordeal, and her marriage to a insurgent chief who left her to elevate their young children on my own. Her triumph opposed to all odds is embodied by means of her choice to head public with the key she had held shut for 50 years. Now in a moment variation with a brand new creation and foreword that carry the continuing controversy over the relaxation ladies to the current, this robust memoir might be crucial analyzing for all these curious about violence opposed to women.

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