Comfort Women have been the focal point of a festering controversy in intra-Asian relations for decades. Some of these women are still alive. Their fight to gain recognition has recently resulted in a memorial statue in Glendale that is currently being protested by the Japanese government and its apologists, both in Japan and Stateside. While American and colonized Asian history books are clear about the war crimes committed against Asian women during WWII, the Japanese have opted to completely omit this atrocity from their history books, exerting a concerted effort on all mainstream media platforms to suppress, deny, and erase the voices of these women.
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Stand up. Stand in solidarity. Stand for what you live for.
This is not only a racist issue, but also a sexist issue. Please stand in solidarity with the many identities this society consists of.
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, students were alerted of an anonymous document sent to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center containing what can only be described as a collage of sexist slurs and racial epithets. Referencing language and imagery from an incident during Fall Quarter 2012, where a sign stating “asian women R Honkie white-boy worshipping Whores” was posted outside the UCLA Vietnamese Student Union Office, the document makes a deliberate effort to induce hurt and to provoke a response. It would be foolish to assume otherwise.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: http://apcla.org/wordpress/2014/02/06/official-response-to-the-flyer-mailed-to-the-asian-american-studies-center/
INFOGRAPHIC: GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASEHarvard University
The past two decades have seen major progress in global health, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study—an ambitious worldwide project involving Harvard School of Public Health faculty and many others. While life expectancy has risen, however, the burden of disease has shifted, as people are living longer and getting sicker more often. Our graphic with Harvard School of Public Health details where we’ve come and what still must be done.