Hundreds of citizens and activists join the funeral procession of late former wartime sexual slavery victim, Kim Bok-dong, in central Seoul on Feb. Some 1, mourners gathered at the public square in front of Seoul City Hall early in the morning for a memorial event for Kim Bok-dong, an outspoken advocate against war violence who died early this week. She had been battling cancer.
Vikings made their bloody but brief mark on history hundreds of years ago through their nomadic lifestyle and wild practices of raping, pillaging and conquering anything or anyone who crossed their path. These nomads were often seen as savages as they traveled throughout Europe, but the Vikings held a high regard for the life and death of their fellow Norsemen. So how did they honor their dead?
People mourn during the funeral service of Kim Bok-dong, a former sex slave to the Japanese Imperial Army during the war, in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Kim was an outspoken witness to the atrocities and an advocate for reparations. She was 92 years old.
Kim Bok-dong regularly led protests to demand Japan more fully acknowledge suffering of so-called 'comfort women'. Hundreds of mourners have gathered near the Japanese embassy in the South Korean capital, Seoul, for the funeral of a woman forced as a girl into prostitution and sexually enslaved by Japan's military in World War II. The crowd, dressed mostly in black on a bitterly cold Friday morning and holding paper cutouts of yellow butterflies, followed a hearse carrying Kim Bok-dong that stopped in front of a bronze statue of a girl representing the thousands of Asian women experts say the Japanese military forced into front-line brothels as it pursued colonial ambitions.
It was called "collateral" — nude photos and other embarrassing material that female members of an upstate New York self-improvement group turned over to their "masters" to ensure obedience, silence and sexual fealty to the organization's spiritual leader, Keith Raniere. Now some former members of the group, NXIVM, are poised to break their vow of silence for the first time by testifying against Raniere, who has been compared to a cult leader. Opening arguments are set for Tuesday at a federal court in Brooklyn.
South Koreans march to pay tribute to activist, former wartime sex slave. Funeral ceremony held for Kim Bok-dong, a victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, Feb. A supporter carries a picture of former comfort women Kim Bok-dong, who was victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, as he leads a procession toward the Japanese embassy during the funeral ceremony in Seoul, Feb.
How do you educate people about one of the most horrific disasters of our time? When is something too gruesome to show in a museum Slave getaways were plotted at funeral homes, civil rights leaders were shuttled to safety in hearses, and after writing his famous letter from the Birmingham
All rights reserved. The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more fashionable Viking emerged. But our view of the Norse may be about to alter course again as scholars turn their gaze to a segment of Viking society that has long remained in the shadows.
Mourners hold yellow butterfly cutouts dedicated to Kim Bok-dong, a former South Korean sex slave, during her funeral ceremony in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Feb. Hundreds of mourners, many dressed in black and holding paper cutouts of yellow butterflies that the year-old had adopted as a symbol, crowded around a bronze statue of a girl representing the thousands of Asian women experts say the Japanese military forced into front-line brothels as it pursued colonial ambitions. Japanese leaders have previously offered apologies or expressions of remorse, but many of the women and their supporters want reparations from Tokyo and a fuller apology. Of the Korean women who have come forward as victims, only 23 are still alive.