Harvard scholar has controversial take on Japan’s “comfort women”

…The entrepreneurs and the women addressed these problems with a multi-year indenture agreement that bundled an up-front advance, additional cash compensation, a maximum term, and the right to quit early if a woman generated enough revenue. In the article that follows, I detail the economic logic to these contracts. I compare the sexual service contracts the entrepreneurs and women negotiated (i) for the comfort stations, with the contracts they negotiated (ii) for domestic Japanese brothels, (iii) for domestic Korean brothels, and (iv) for the non-comfort-station war-time brothels across Japanese-governed East Asia.

Contracting for sex in the Pacific War

Here is an article on the paper: Harvard professor sparks fury after claiming Japan’s ‘comfort women’ CHOSE to be prostitutes, in new paper

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