When the word ladyboy is used in conversation in the west, it is very clear one is referring to the transgender citizens of Asia – with more often than not Thailand top of the agenda. Yep, we’ve all had the jokes…”You’re going to Thailand? If you go home with a woman, make sure it’s really a woman…hahaha”. It…Read More
Thai dating sites have become extremely popular in the last few years, and many fruitful relationships now begin this way. In my circle of friends, I know of three couples that have met through online dating, and I also know a number of single, English-speaking Thai women active on such sites.
In 2005, Jordan Clark produced and directed arguably the most compelling documentary ever made about Thailand’s bar girl industry. The documentary cleverly weaves itself through the many facets of the “sex for sale” scene, while centering its focus on the archetypal victim of circumstance; a girl named Pla, whose abusive childhood in a poor family…Read More
You’d be forgiven for thinking that a Thai Tom was the Thai equivalent of the Tom Boy; a girl who is a bit boyish – short hair, plays footy with the lads and doesn’t shave her legs. You’d also be forgiven for thinking that the Thai Tom personifies the Western “butch lesbian” stereotype. In fact, it’s all a…Read More
Recently a friend of mine asked me why I didn’t write posts about Thai bar girls and the sex scene to increase traffic on my blog. Everyone else does! The answer was short and simple, yet the explanation slightly longer. In short; quite frankly, it’s boring. The subject matter of bar girls has been discussed…Read More
Just recently I was on a night out with a friend and her boyfriend, who were passing through Bangkok to say hi before heading off for some sun and sea on the islands. As we sat outside a bar watching the world go by, a ladyboy, or kathoey as they are known in Thailand, walked…Read More
It isn’t that I’m not used to the negative stereotyping and degradation of Thai women, it’s just that each time I witness the mindlessness of my fellow Europeans, the more disturbed I become by the ignorance and damage caused by such behaviour. It seems Thailand can’t be mentioned without some ignoramus making a stupid comment…Read More