A group of South Korean former “comfort women”, who worked in state-controlled brothels for the US military after the 1950-53 Korean War, has reportedly filed a suit demanding compensation from the authorities for forced prostitution.

It’s the first time that such legal action has been taken regarding the brothels, or “special areas” that were sanctioned by the South Korean government, The Asahi Shimbun media outlet reported.

The women are seeking 10 million won ($9,850) for being made to serve as “US military comfort women” after the Korean War ended in 1953.

The suit, filed on June 25, stated that the South Korean authorities subjugated the women and forced them to provide sex, violating their human rights.

Moreover, the group said that they had been obliged to go through medical check-ups for sexually transmitted diseases.

The plaintiffs also urged the authorities to issue an official apology, revealing the true historical facts.

The Korean War lasted from 1950 till 1953 and split the country in two. During the war, the US intervened as South Korea’s ally, while China were allies of the North.

Throughout the war, UN and South Korean comfort stations operated on the frontline.

However, even after hostilities had ended, between the 1950s and 1960s, some 60 percent of all South Korean prostitutes worked near US military camps.

In 1960, two lawmakers in the South Korean National Assembly called on the country’s leadership to train a supply of prostitutes for the allied military, to prevent them from spending their money in Japan instead.



“I think sex is always seen as a pretty horrible thing to her from the start – I think from her stepfather, and she comes into the brothel and it’s always a really bad thing. I think that when the High Roller comes it’s kind of the first time she sees that it’s something that isn’t all horrible and that she can enjoy – and I think what’s really cool about that scene is that it’s not the High Roller forcing Baby into anything, it’s really Babydoll taking the initiative at the end and it’s a massive turning point for her.”

When the original scene with the High Roller was rejected by the MPAA as being too sexual, Emily Browning went on to say in a later interview:

“I had a very tame and mild love scene with Jon Hamm. It was like heavy breathing and making out. It was hardly a sex scene… I think that it’s great for this young girl to actually take control of her own sexuality. Well, the MPAA doesn’t like that. They don’t think a girl should ever be in control of her own sexuality because they’re from the Stone Age. I don’t know what the f**k is going on and I will openly criticize it, happily. So essentially, they got Zack to edit the scene and make it look less like she’s into it. And Zack said he edited it down to the point where it looked like he was taking advantage of her. That’s the only way he could get a PG-13 (rating) and he said, ‘I don’t want to send that message.’ So they cut the scene!”

This is wrong! Even the scene which was released in the director’s cut was edited. Women taking control and being empowered in their sexuality should not be something that is subject to censorship!


Twin Peaks Season 3 Predictions

According to the internet, which never lies, Twin Peaks is entering its third season after a 25 year hiatus.  I have some predictions about what has happened to that sleepy little town in the intervening time.  

  • about half the town is afflicted with lung cancer from all the smoking.
  • The other half is taking turns as a host body for BOB, or a victim of BOB.  there’s not a lot of people left.   
  • the canadian mob has gotten out of the brothel/casino business and invested in some home-care, oncology, and pharmacy businesses, to accommodate the change in their customer base.
  • The mill and hotel closed in the recession.  canadian mob briefly reopened the hotel as their private playground, but it started to get too much like The Shining and they shut it back down.  
  • in keeping with the traditions of season 2, new villains show up every three episodes.  with the dwindling population they have no one to antagonize but each other, and nobody cares. 
  • The Black Lodge physically manifests as a starbucks franchise. all the places in town offering good cheap coffee closed as their customers died off/moved away.  only the villains go there, but they never manage to drink anything because there’s no one behind the counter, ever.  
  • Crossover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Agent Cooper quotes Dune at least once.