Memorial That Acknowledges "Comfort Women" To Go Up In SF

 A memorial that acknowledges wartime sex slaves or "comfort women" is going up in San Francisco.  The "Women's Column of Strength" will be unveiled at a ceremony at Chinatown's St. Mary's Square on Friday.  The statue depicts three girls of Chinese, Korean, and Filipino descent.  They're holding hands and below them stands a grandmother. 

 It pays tribute to the 200,000 women from China, Korea, and the Philippines who were forced to become sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War Two.  SF supervisors say the intent of the statue is to honor comfort women, who are still relatively unknown in current world history.


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