Hillary says `comfort women` is incorrect term

"Comfort women" is a euphemism for Asian women who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese military during WWII.

Updated: Jul 09, 2012, 13:27 PM IST

Seoul: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the term "comfort women," a euphemism for Asian women who were forced to serve as prostitutes for the Japanese military during World War II, is wrong and that they should be referred to as "enforced sex slaves," a Seoul daily reported today, citing a diplomatic source in Seoul.
The source, cited by the Chosun Ilbo, said Clinton, while being briefed on the Japanese occupation of Korea, corrected a US State Department official who referred to the victims as "comfort women."
Kyodo