We can change the future if we seek to understand the past.
This thinking inspired my daughter, Elya, to write her Senior Global Studies Thesis titled,
Sex in the Company of Soldiers
The Role of Japan’s Comfort System and U.S. Military Prostitution in the Development of Eastern Asia’s Contemporary Sex Industry
Her research exposes Japan’s use of “comfort women” as sex slaves, prostitution and American military bases, and how these practices contributed to the present day sex industry.
As I read her thesis, I could not help but think about my own precious daughters enduring such horrors. The reality of how many people still suffer from sex slavery today is shocking.
You can read the entire thesis at http://www.international.ucla.edu/JobApplications/UploadedDocs/rf1_b2464649.doc.
This following is a link to UCLA International Institute, which featured her thesis and award http://www.international.ucla.edu/news/article.asp?parentid=112645.
I also want to thank Dan King, Charles Lee, and all of those commited to finding ways to bring about social change through Idea Camp, nonprofit organizations, and blogging.