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PM Prayut urges all parties concerned to help solve prostitution problem

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5 hours ago, AsianAtHeart said:

So called?  What would you call morals?  Is there such a thing? 

 

To forget one's morals is to contribute to the decadence of society.  More importantly, it is to be willfully ignorant of one's eternal interests--to sacrifice one's hope of eternal existence for a few very short moments of pleasure.  I say it's not worth it.  The eternal prize is worth risking everything for, and giving up everything in the effort, as an olympian does in seeking the gold medal.

 

And that statement right there alludes to the solution.  I think, as unpopular as their efforts have been portrayed, the attempts by the Shinawatras to strengthen the economy among the poorer classes were as much effective toward alleviating the core basis for prostitution as any.  Very few women desire such an ignominious and disagreeable "job."  Providing them better means of supporting themselves and their families would be the most efficient method of elevating the country out of its shame.

 

"Very few women desire such an ignominious and disagreeable "job."  Providing them better means of supporting themselves and their families would be the most efficient method of elevating the country out of its shame. "

 

Can't agree with you, I've been coming to Thailand since the mid 70's, even lived there for 2 years and have many many Thai friends.  

More than a few of them are Bar girls and many are part time Freelancers, who hold "good" jobs one of them (my regular TG) is a Bangkok accountant with 3 kids who needs to work freelance to make ends meet. 

She (and the others) is quite open about how she enjoys sex with farang guys,  but understandably it's all about the money at the end of the day.

 

Read your history, prostitution has always been a significant industry way back through Thai history.

Any rural city or town you visit in Thailand offers sex workers, and the local Thai guys are reliable and regular customers.

Get to know the working girls, and listen to what they have to say about why and how they find sex work. 

 

You'd be shocked to know how huge the part time Freelancer population in Thailand is,  and it's increasing as the ordinary Thai women find it hard to make ends meet in the current economy.

Believe me, I tell it from personal and ongoing experience.

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4 minutes ago, Oziex1 said:

Sort the economy and get people real jobs, should have an impact on the situation. 

no shortage of jobs but lazy cows prefer to play starfish .. 2000 baht/hour better than bank manager salary

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24 minutes ago, captspectre said:

The dear leader will never correct this! in the 49 years I have been kn Thailand there has never been a shortage of prostitutes, most of them have to do it to support their families, the sons all leave the home and their families to do what it that they do, which from my observation is noting! and pattaya? you got to be kidding! take the prostitutes out of pattaya and it will become a ghost town!   things will never change until you get rid of the tourist trash and the thai trash!

 

... and the foreigners who grab the trash!

 

But, as another person posted, even for Thais, viable employment opportunities for women (and decent options for men as well, on all fronts) must be offered. Not sure how much a ThaI "pimp" can make on a good day though. Seeing how abysmal the state of education, run by the entitled and the established type (like in many countries, mind you), and it is hard to see progress. Thailand 4.0? Does the PM and his followers know anything about anything beyond a mouse and a screen? The patriarchal (often the old man knows best) rule has to go, among other things.

 

 

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While admitting Thailand’s tainted image as being a sex haven has been with us for a long time, he said that there are still many people who make their living serving as sex workers.

 

And even more prominent figures who make a pile running the sex trade, as we've seen time & time again...

Nothing is going to change any time soon, GDP would drop through the floor & what would the thousands of sex workers do for an alternative occupation..

I don't see going back home to harvest rice at 300 baht per day is going to be very appealing....

especially after laying on a beach every day, earning 3,000 baht at night on your back in bed with dinner thrown in!!

 

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5 hours ago, Cadbury said:

So he opens the subject of prostitution in Thailand thereby drawing attention to it. Then in the same breath declares no Thais can talk about it because they may draw attention to it. I had serious doubts about the rationality of the man but now that irrationality has been confirmed.

 

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Urging is one thing but when you have an ideal socio-economic mix of:

POVERTY (Isan),  

OPPORTUNITY (supply&demand), and

LAX LAW ENFORCEMENT (human trafficking, bribes, mafias etc)

you tend to get the world’s oldest profession done on a large systematic level.

 

If you want to really get rid of it (or at least realistically lower the notoriety) the PM needs to address the variables above.

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Read the headline and thought they where gonna regulate the industry to raise the quality of service and generate income tax for the government. Yet..they want to eliminate the industry? Not gonna happen. 

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Sure! I came to Thailand to get scamed by Tuk Tuk drivers and Taxi Mafia.  I came to Thailand only to go and buy cheap shirts at MBK

No Sex for Tourist? Good Idea ;) How is Lek and Apple going to support the family in Issan? 

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1 hour ago, soalbundy said:

Where is this problem he is talking about ?

They seem unable to locate it - Prostitution that is - the other thing they can find under a few roles of their fat.

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5 hours ago, impulse said:

 

'Cause every father dreams of his daughter growing up to service old, fat, and bald men.

No every other father there dreams of his daughter paying for his drinking, smoking and gambling habit any damn way she can.

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8 minutes ago, InMyShadow said:

no shortage of jobs but lazy cows prefer to play starfish .. 2000 baht/hour better than bank manager salary

BUT, someone is paying the lady 2000 B. and that is OF COURSE okay? WOW! She is the only culpable one in the transaction. If men used their own hand and heads they wouldn't abuse the situation and ... feel good about it by pointing the finger the other way. I said finger. And I erect my middle finger at whom use these services. They are part of the problem.

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If they shut down EVERY place in the country that sold sex in some way, craigslist's servers would crash and the world would change from being a flat disk  surrounded by an ice wall into a sphere type thing that orbits the sun.

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4 hours ago, poanoi said:

pride causes westerners to think that way,

but pride got nothing to do with it in a thais eyes, its money,

and on a second glance: what good does pride do when push comes to shove

 

One of the common sayings Thai women use is  "cannot eat love",  as many farang guys learn; if they're serious about a relationship or marriage,  there had better be enough money to support her family. 

 

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Not only will Thailand lose a significant amount of their national income but so will the police who receive a handout from almost a 100% of all the night spots here, ask anyone in the trade.

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As one of the posters indicated- there are many sideline girls in the business part time as they need to supplement incomes that  are not enough to support their families or extended families.

Most Thais do not consider the trade immoral, but many consider it to be 'demeaning' and look down upon those who are involved in the trade. In addition, most in the trade are not interested in any sexual gratification but only the money and would rather not have to do it if there were other options that paid a livable wage.  Many Thai women who engage in the business along time actually develop a distaste for men and sex  and are good at acting and flashing their Thai smile. To them- it is a boring existence . The smart, pretty ones get in and get out as quickly as possible some with a lot of cash, Others head for the gold overseas and others get lucky and marry a foreigner who takes care of them and the family. Like the song says- 'What's love got to do with it'?!

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