SOURCE: New York Times
by Ben Proudfoot
Reporter Jason Berry reflects on the difficulties of exposing abuse and the Catholic hierarchy's coverup in the 1980s.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Chelsea Szendi Schieder
An academic involved in the recent "comfort women" controversy while teaching in Japan warns "In failing to teach what the wartime state did, the Japanese government only emboldens the forces of misogyny and racism and cultivates new generations of violence."
SOURCE: The New Republic
by James Robins
"If the historian—the very person supposed to process the past on behalf of everyone else—struggles with trauma, then it is little surprise that societies as a whole struggle to face the violence of how they were formed and how they prevailed."
SOURCE: Harvard Crimson
Journal Delays Print Publication of Harvard Law Professor’s Controversial ‘Comfort Women’ Article Amid Outcry
"Against the historical consensus, Ramseyer claims in his paper, entitled “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War," that comfort women were not coerced and instead voluntarily entered into contracts with Japanese brothels."
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Allison Sarah Reeves Somogyi
Despite the horrific frequency of sexual abuse of women during the Holocaust and during World War II, stigmas attached to victims encouraged survivors to self-censor in their testimonies. The historical record may help to understand the behavior of victims today.
by Kathleen Sprows Cummings
In an op ed in the NYT she says she can nom longer advocate piecemeal reforms.
SOURCE: The Conversation
It has been confirmed that British police are examining claims of child sexual abuse against a former prime minister, Edward Heath.
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