me long scars on arms and stomachs. And then in 1991 a group of academics encouraged one woman and then several others to tell their stories, and more and more former comfort women came forward. Lola and a group of other young women were washing clothes when a Filipino collaborator of the Japanese suggested that they could earn money from washing clothes for the Japanese soldiers.
Some of the women were dragged off with physical force as their families wept, while others were actually sold to the army by their destitute families (Watanabe). They were ten so-called "Comfort Women" who had been enslaved in "comfort stations" by the Japanese in World War Two. They hissed and burped and one fell asleep and landed with a thud on the floor. There was an air of some confusion and e male director of the house tried to keep them in order. She felt strong anger toward the Japanese military, and joined the hukbalahap, an anti-Japanese guerilla group. One song talks about missing home and another about traveling to a far away place. Occasionally the women are visited by international experts and some of them stay on the premises. They were palpably dignified and seemed to have a special spiritual quality.