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comfort station

n
US a public lavatory and rest room

com′fort sta`tion


n.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comfort station - a toilet that is available to the publiccomfort station - a toilet that is available to the public
facility - something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"; "educational facilities"
ladies' room, powder room - a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
latrine - a public toilet in a military area
men's, men's room - a public toilet for men
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
Translations

comfort station

n (Am) (euph) → toilette f inv
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In the book released in 2013, Park, also a professor at Sejong University in Seoul, claimed some Korean women who were taken to comfort stations overseas during World War II were volunteers, not victims who were forced to provide sexual services for Japanese soldiers against their will.
A UN investigation found that comfort stations were in use as early as 1932, and that as many as 200,000 women had been enslaved by the time the war ended in 1945.
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Her story sparked several other testimonies by women who were obliged to work as sexual slaves in military comfort stations.
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Another document orders the establishment of comfort stations in Fengyang county in Anhui Province in 1938.
Peipei Qiu, a professor of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College, details how comfort stations came to recruit women in an engrossing new book co-authored with China-based scholars Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei.
The monitoring panel placed emphasis on Japan's contradictory position on this issue: Japan said that the "recruitment, transportation and management" of these women in comfort stations was done in many cases generally against their wills through coercion and intimidation by the military during wartime, but the "comfort women" were not "forcibly deported".
While there are arguments in Japan that the women were not forced into sexual slavery and that other countries did the same, "the international community sees the presence of comfort stations where women's human rights and sexual health were infringed as the same crime as the Holocaust," he adds.