18C Complaint Against World War 2 Memorial

Highlighting just how farcical s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is, a Japanese Group has filed against a memorial in Sydney.

Via ABC:

A memorial commemorating sex slaves of the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II has become the subject of a Section 18C racial discrimination complaint. 

The Australia-Japan Community Network is lodging the case, claiming the Sydney memorial promotes racial hatred and division...

It was erected by Sydney's Korean community "in memory of the history of suffering endured by the young girls and women known as 'Comfort Women' who were forced into sexual slavery by the military of the government of imperial Japan".

An estimated 200,000 women were forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during WWII. The majority were believed to be Korean or Chinese.

 This is despite the fact that, as the article notes, Japan admitted its wrongdoings and apologised for them.

What an absolute joke. 

Now more than ever we need to repeal the failed 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Click HERE to make your submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights so that together we can make sure this odious legislation is finally repealed. 

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