WARTIME IN THE BARRACKS

HERE'S A RADICAL SOLUTION TO ENDING THE HARASSMENT OF WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

Maybe they got the idea from our former enemy, the Imperial Army of Japan. The Emperor Hirohito, you will recall, kindly saw to it that his troops were supplied with teenage sex slaves for the relief of those well-known male physical needs. Only there was a crucial difference between the Japanese army's "comfort women" and the young women trainees who have been abused by their brothers-in-arms in the U.S. military--a crucial military difference, that is. The comfort women of World War II were captives of war--so every assault they endured could be seen, by their assailants, as a humiliation inflicted on...

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