I've met many western men while traveling both abroad and in my own country. one of the most common questions I got asked was ' are all Thai girls prostitutes?' I really don't understand where they got that kinda idea. Some of the western men I met even looked down on me. I don't know if they consider us as ugly, poor and uneducated or not, but I don't like when they talk to each other in front of me that 'Thai girls are all prostitutes and are all easy to get' I just went to the states as a J1 student, and I got asked by a lot of J1 students from Turkey that ' are all Thai girls prostitutes?' I explained to them as much as I can, but I'm still not sure if they got what I said. This is one of the reasons why I want to know how western guys think of us Thai girls.
P. S. I got asked these kinda questions by Australians too, and they were the ones who looked down on me. ( some of American and British guys also think of us like this )
# if you have any clues, please let me know. I'm so mad that I don't speak good English, therefore I can't explain how things go in thailand.
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Well because your country is really well known for prostitution. I know people (not personally but I have heard of them) who go to Thailand for "sex tourism", which basically means they want to have sex with a bunch of Thai girls. Since the prostitution industry is so developed there and relatively unregulated compared to the West, a lot of people like to go there to have sex. Because of this stereotype when someone says "Thai girl" a lot of times we think of the girls that are selling themselves to these sex tourists. Since Thailand is a small country that hasn't really done much else, the only things we hear about it are related to prostitution and vacation, because it doesn't really do much else, which is why the first thing that comes to mind when you say "Thailand" is prostitution, because thats the only thing about the country a lot of people know. Thailand isn't like America or the UK, it doesn't dominate global trade and politics, it isn't a big exporter of anything, so we in the West dont really study it, because there isn't much to study. If we study every country that doesn't really do anything then we would be wasting our time, there are 200 countries out there and only about 20 of them are actually influential on the global stage. Thats why we dont study Thailand, and thats why a lot of people are clueless about Thai girls, because all we hear about them is prostitution. Until I was 20 I had never even met a Thai person in my life, like ever, so I had no idea what to think of them, I didn't have exposure to them, and the country is so far away that I didn't really think much of it, except for what I had heard which was the prostitutes.
Its probably not just because of the prostitutes that people look down on you, it could be for a lot of reasons. For one they probably think you are a tourist, and I know I hate tourists, especially ones who dont speak English, or have zero understanding of American culture (which is about 90% of Chinese tourists), so they might think you are one of those people, or they could look down on you because you dress badly which makes them think you are one of the Thai prostitutes. They could also not want to deal with you as a foreigner. In Thailand you probably dont experience this as much, but in the West we see foreigners almost everyday, and some people get mad dealing with them, or trying to communicate with them. It really depends, but its whatever, dont get too upset about it, its just stereotypes.0