Why are so many in Thailand transsexual? During the time I worked in a travel agency, a very large number of clients ask me questions: Why are so many in Thailand transsexual? That it many transvestites? Frankly, this question leads me to a screeching halt. And not because of what I did not know the answer, but because of a certain ignorance of the person who is asking. Detail talk about this term, I had no desire, I needed a clear and concise answer, and it helped me find my Thai girlfriend named Vanessa, who at the time worked as our tour guide in Bangkok.
Tourists who visited her on excursions went to rest in Phuket and told her the answer: all this because in childhood boys eat a considerable amount of chicken. Vanessa, an excellent guide who spoke excellent Russian, knew the culture and history of her native country, clearly decided to peek. And this was taken seriously. Recently, I am more and more surprised by the abundance of such stupid Russian-language articles about Thai transvestites. People who for some reason decided that they can write on such a topic far from them write that it is an "idiotic fashion in order to stand out" or "for easy money" and they also come up with many reasons like that. Well, why write this nonsense ?! On the other hand, they too can be understood, because each of us has the right to express his own opinion. But I still want to understand the question raised.
Why are so many in Thailand transsexual? For various Asian civilizations, the term "third floor'Means the position of the perineum between women and men. Even in the Indian legends of Ramayana and the Mahabharata have been written about the so-called "third sex." These people are always attributed to mysticism - they lived between two worlds: the people and spirits.
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Scientists of anthropology, sociology and biology have already found about five sexes that can not be understood and attributed to any category of norms of the society of the west. In countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, there are already representatives of the "third sex", namely, the Hijri are homosexuals, transgenders, intersexes, who tend to dress like women and similarly behave. But even they are full and full citizens of society. Why is there so many transsexuals in Thailand? The term "third floor" (phet ethi itself) is quite popular in Thailand. This is what transvestites and transgender people are called, and to your surprise, there is a huge difference between them. The first only dressed in clothes, which is not customary to dress people of their sex, but in ordinary life they feel a craving for their biological set sex. The latter, those sexes given to them at birth do not correspond with their psychological sex. I will not go particularly into the transgender terminology, only I will say that transsexuals who were men are called "KATHOEY" or "libido" and transsexuals - "how" or "Tomboy". Video show of transvestites,
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Also, you should divide the definition of gender identity sexual orientation. It is not necessary to think that homosexuality will certainly be characterized by "lediboyam"And"tomboyam". "Tom" - a woman whose behavior is more like a man. They are dressed in men's clothes, and their hair is usually short, and is a significant departure from their fashion. And they are using the statements of male slang. "D" - is a woman, which, in principle, and behaves as it is inherent in nature, but it is gomoseksualkoy or bisexual, but her partner - a "fact."
The manifestation of any relationship, it does not matter hetero- or homosexual is not acceptableIn their blue laws, but to show interest (even sexy) to the people of the same sex - is the norm. Previously, the term "KATHOEY" pretty dismissive attitude, but at the moment it is in wide use, but even Thais still confused about calling someone else 'KATHOEY. " Also, they have a word "here". It describes transvestite. This word came from a movie called "Tootsie", which was filmed in the eighties. Why is there so many transsexuals in Thailand? Years so 30-40 back to the transgender were not very good, more negative, but time is changing and this has also gone with the years. I can explain this by the fact that plastic surgery is easily available. The first operation to change sex was made back in the fifties. Since then, the technologies, capabilities and knowledge for such operations have improved significantly. Nowadays you can see catholics and tomboys in a hairdresser, a stylist, a bank, a cafe, a restaurant, a club and this is not the whole list. They are among us. But sometimes they are really difficult to distinguish. Everyone understands that transgenders exist, but not everyone can accept them in society as full-fledged people. It's not the first year in the government that there has been talk about adopting various laws that concern the legal rights of such people. I can give you an illustrative example of the adoption of transgender people. When I first came to Thailand, it was 10 years ago, of course, first of all I tried a show of transvestites.
One day, I asked for help from a girl in the restaurant of the shopping center. When she answered me, honestly, I was speechless. I heard a rough male bass. At that time it seemed to me that transgenders were something far from me, but when my friends, colleagues, neighbors, and just acquaintances appeared in my society, I changed my mind. The reasons for such softness are three - religious, cultural beliefs, as well as the attitude of society and the nuances of addiction for transgender people. In our world, the floor is used to determine on the basis of anatomy, but in Thailand since ancient times it was believed that there are three sexes - male, female and middle. It is also quite often said that transgender people have shamanistic abilities, such traditions exist even in the present time. Why is there so many transsexuals in Thailand? Thais believe that if a person does not feel belonging to his sex - it speaks of karmic failures in past lives, and this life is given to him to be corrected. Buddhist monks believe that all of us were in past lives and will be in future transsexuals, so such people need to be sympathetic. Even Buddhist teachings repeat that one should love oneself as we were born, we should not reproach ourselves for something or change, it will only spoil karma in the future.
Similarly, Buddhists do not know what sin is, all their actions accumulate in the form of pluses and minuses. Why is there so many transsexuals in Thailand? In Thailand, women are very respected when they call them "phet me", which means "mothers' sex". Objects that are also revered are considered feminine. For example, a river is called "me-us" which means "mother-water". According to wedding traditions, the groom and his family are obliged to buy back his future wife. And they do not have a system for preparing a dowry, as is customary in Russia. In the present time, women cease to be only "the keeper of the hearth," they are increasingly working, they are supporting the family, I can earn more than my husband. I think that this is connected with emancipation in the 20th century. Her appearance was felt even by the Islamic world, not to mention us. And this helped the Catholics to become accepted in society. They are not related to motherhood and therefore can build a career in any field. They can compete with women in business, cosmetology, become employees of banks, restaurants and much more. Tourists who come to the Kingdom on vacation, can only see that Catholics can serve in the entertainment or sex industry. In connection with such a narrow view of the world, there are many absurd myths about transsexuals in Thailand. The peculiarity of the Thai society is tolerance, which extends to all groups of societies - church, folk, gender and sexual. Talking about tolerance, I must explain what the Thais mean by this word. This is the principle "live as you want and do not interfere with others." In the Russian-speaking society, any deviation from the norm is considered unacceptable and absurd. There is a stereotype that all people should be the same, and those who do not differ in what they are and try to change or exclude from society altogether. In the USSR, the children who wrote with their left hand tried to retrain, and not quite soft ways.
In Thailand, this does not pay attention. There everyone is allowed to stand out from society in the way he chooses. Here is a clear example of the manifestation of tolerance for homosexuals. In Thailand, homophobic currents are completely ignored. Buddhists correct the attitude to this concept and explain it by the result of not good karma because of actions in a past life. Same-sex marriages, recently, in principle, are recognized by the public. In 2002, the sexual desire for sex was excluded from the list of mental illnesses. Often homosexual marriages are held, which have no legal force. In the last century, the attitude towards the Catholics was different. They were not accepted by society. But times go by and the princes change. But even now, some Catholics complain that, for example, they are discriminated against when they look for work. Although there are activities where transgender people are even more willing to take. However, in the passport the sex does not change even after the operation, so there are also such problems with job placement. It is noteworthy that in some universities and colleges began to put toilets for the "third sex". In many educational institutions, even in primary schools of different countries, there is a denunciation that it is worth to respect the transgender people.
The same system of Internet, television and a variety of magazines, newspapers can also tell how to properly communicate with a transsexual that he was not hurt. Why are so many in Thailand transsexual? Even at preschool age, it can be determined that the anatomical gender does not correspond to the psychological one. The attention of the boys falls on women's toys, clothes. In Thailand, such actions have never been defiled. There's no definition of what pink color is for girls, but cars for boys. At least one child in school, but with gender uncertainty. It is worth noting that teenagers help their younger comrades to determine this, explaining that there is nothing wrong with this. Nowadays, the mass media are sufficiently developed, with the help of them you can determine your preferences. According to the results of the polls, only 35% of Catholics consider themselves to be the third sex, the rest consider themselves to be women. Thai pharmacies have a large number of different hormonal drugs that are on sale. Often boys take them during adolescence, when puberty passes. In Thailand, sex-change operations, the insertion of breast implants are generally available. But first you need to undergo a psychiatric examination and give permission to a psychiatrist.
But most Catholics never do any such operations. The operation to remove the penis for Thai people is quite expensive, about 8-10 thousand dollars, so many simply insert breast implants, it costs much less - 2-4 thousand dollars. And this is without facial plasticity and other smaller interventions. I do not have statistical data on the wages of transgender people, but I think that this is about 300-500 dolars per month. Those who, due to low education or for other reasons, can not find decent, decent and highly paid work, actually get into entertainment centers for tourists or earn extra money by prostitution. But do not think the ladyboys are for the sake of earning. After all, such work is also not to your liking. Yes, there are those who can pull a phone or wallet, but such can be found in any society. I know enough people of transsexuals who earn a living honestly. There is also a fairy tale about the fact that in poor families, sons are sold and prostitutes are made of them. In my opinion, this is already crossing all boundaries. Well this is complete nonsense! But everyone chooses what to believe. I also heard that Thai transsexuals live a maximum of 35 years, and that's because they drink hormones all their life. This is also a myth! All these stories are due to the fact that when our society can not understand and accept something, it is inventing such myths here, humiliating representatives of transsexuals.
Every year in Thailand contests Miss Tiffany's Universe and Miss International Queen, There are going to all the beauties of the world. These shows are held in Pattaya. The most famous winner of two competitions became Nong Poy in 2004 year, at the time she was only 19 years. Tanyarat Dzhirapatpakon - Thai transgendersha became queen in the Miss International Queen 2007 year. Just in 2007 was established musical group Venus Flytrap, the participants of which was transgender, but eventually it reached great popularity. In 2011 was a contest Thailand's Got Talent, where ex-uchasnitsa group Venus Flytrap Nantita Bell made a huge impression at all, she sang the song female voice, smoothly moving to the male. Another member of the same group Yoladda Suanyot was chosen representative of the government of the province of Nan, she became the first transgender, who managed to reach the level of government. What would you not think that the government of Thailand are the "canary and models" I hasten to inform you that it has finished her studies at the University of Thammasat, receiving a diploma with a master's degree in political science. At the moment it has a Thai Party transgender women who is president. And she wrote a doctoral thesis. But perhaps the most immense popularity reached a Thai transgender named Nong Thum, it is a well-known boxer. A year 2003 about it was filmed under the title "Beautiful Boxer", which focuses on the complex life history with lightening diverse transgender issues. But this is not the first film about transgender people appearing in the film industry. In addition, the film was made about a group of volleyball players, which is called "The Iron Lady." In Thai cinema you can see a lot of movies starring tom, Kato and homosexuals. When the film is removed Kochi Arambiy I kept wondering, he plays a woman or a man. And I think every one of you been through this before, when he met the woman he thought transsexual or a man. It is necessary to understand that even people like transgender people too, they also have two arms and two legs, they too have feelings and a desire to live. Also strive to achieve the best in life. They also want to feel the feeling of love, and we should not care what sex the person they see ISF beside him. That's why I shill each of you to think before you offend or insult a man! Perhaps in some ways they are even worthy of respect. Because they had the courage to go against nature and society. They are not afraid to live happily and not Dumat would think about them other people. Transsexual - is primarily a personality that should be respected. You require to respect yourself ?! Maybe you have some or strangeness. From my story, I hope you at least a little began to represent a relation to transgender people in Thailand. So, I think that you have found an answer to the question "Why do a lot of transsexuals in Thailand?". I have a Thai schoolgirl, about which I also want to tell you a funny story. We looked to her well-known cartoon "Cheburashka", and when you see the old woman Shapoklyak she thought it was Kathoey! Thai people do not understand many things in our culture, in principle, just as we are in them. And this is not surprising, because we all live in different countries, states. And every nation has its own traditions and customs, so it was, is and always will be. So often have to answer embarrassing questions. Once I even had to explain that Moidodyr - a sink. I very much want that to this story you understand all the difference in the thinking of Thailand and Russia.