Thursday, 27 August 2009
'Thai Girls' v. Western Ones? - To Be a Bitter Man! Revisited
Bangkok Dangerous! A retired farang art teacher with two professional women (a primary teacher and an insurance salesperson). Is he at risk of getting gobbled up?
My last two blog articles have been long and serious and so perhaps it's time to lighten things a bit.
The topic of sleazy old western men proposing marriage to Bangkok bar girls and what each expects from the relationship is an endless subject for debate. Of course really the men are honest and decent and the girl has a heart of gold and only wants to take care of her mother. And they'll live happily ever after with never a tension about money or the fact he snores and won't eat insects.
In February I posted a blog under the above title and it had a huge flow of readers, mainly males of the long nosed variety.
Having today received an interesting new Comment from 'Bluebird',a Thai woman on the topic, I now want to draw your attention to it.
Ugly western men have regularly made offensive advances to Bluebird, she says, on the assumption that 'all Thai girls are for sale'. How can these men expect happiness if they take on a Thai wife years their junior, expecting her to be 'a docile mouse who'll be their whore, nursemaid and housekeeper'.
In my Comment that follows hers, I then regret the fact and ask why Thai womanhood has got this terrible reputation of being open to all offers. Is it their fault, the fault of Thai men who accord them too lowly a status or governments that have connived at rampant sex tourism?
So let's revisit that blog article, please read Bluebird's new Comment and let battle recommence. The truth is out there somewhere!
TO FIND the February blog article, "'Thai Girls' v. Western Ones"...
....scan down the right hand margin to 'Blog Archive', click on February, scan down to 'Blog Archive' again and click on the article's title that should appear.