By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) A women’s rights group on Monday criticized what it called the
“debasing” of “comfort women” in the recent dispute surrounding revised high-school curriculum guidelines, urging the public not to inflict more pain on these victims of sex slavery during World War II.
“As the only civic group in Taiwan focused on the human rights of ‘comfort women,’ the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation deeply regrets the recent debate over whether “comfort women” were forced (into sex slavery),” it said in a statement.
The foundation urged the public not to “add insult to injury” by questioning the horrific experiences of the women.
Protesters have taken to the streets in recent weeks to oppose changes to high school history curriculum guidelines, which according to the demonstrators, “are presented from the perspective of Chinese unification.” [FULL STORY]