Nightmares Must Be Told (2017) Jessie Kinding.

These comfort stations and designated prostitution districts grew into systems of state-regulated prostitution and eventually the Korean gijichon, or camptown, which still sits next to every US military base in Korea. This overlapping history created an unequal, sexualized, and often violent landscape for both Korean and Japanese women during the Korean War and beyond.

The history of military sexual slavery shows how sexual violence is intrinsic to state conflict and state building, evidence that women’s bodies become battlegrounds for the devastation of war as well as the patriotism of postwar reconstruction.