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The week that was in Thailand news: Thailand: Still sweeping the sex industry under the carpet of denial

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Again we don´t understand. They do not want to sweep it under the carpet. On the other hand they do not want it as visible as it is sometimes. They are well aware of the economic gain this gives. As long as they do not see people in rented rooms at the establishments engaging in sex as well as in small alley´s then everything is above board. That is not sweeping anything under the carpet. It´s called maintaining a destination for all kinds of people.

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Apparently when you register for a 5000 Baht Gov't handout, you must provide a ton of details. And the bar girls who have been OVERLY open about it .. indicating monthly sponsorship from many international sources has opened the eyes of more than a few government officials .....

who see a lost opportunity in income-taxing the profession  which has been  so heavily criticized by native Thai's as you mention in your article. 

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8 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Secondly, if the girls can't access this method of earning money, it is incumbent on the government to provide alternate means for them to earn; that means better education, greater investment in their well-being and enhanced economic opportunities.

Are you a Socialist?

Why is it the governments responsibilty?

I know plenty of Thai girls who worked at 7-11 or a hotel and put themselves through school.  Then, sought a legitimate job.

There are plenty of alternative opportunities out there. It is called self motivation

and effort.  To add, most of the girls in the industry I have met are not stupid.  In fact, just the opposite some street smarts could greatly enhance their chances.

But, the government needs to provide a job and educatiòn for sex workers? Give me a break.

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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

 

 

I know plenty of Thai girls who worked at 7-11 or a hotel and put themselves through school.  Then, sought a legitimate job.

There are plenty of alternative opportunities out there. It is called self motivation

and effort.  To add, most of the girls in the industry I have met are not stupid.  In fact, just the opposite some street smarts could greatly enhance their chances.

But, the government needs to provide a job and educatiòn for sex workers? Give me a break.

There are also plenty of Thai girls who put themselves through school and university as sideline girls. While it's not the same as full-time work in the sex industry, it's like being a little bit pregnant. Most stop after graduation.

Doesn't happen only in Thailand. When he was at university in Australia,  my son estimated about 30% of the girls in his dormitory were selling sex to help with living expenses.

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