Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about MEN who are prostitutes? In Thailand, over half of the prostitutes – yes – at least HALF are MEN!
They are called “Ladyboys” or another term used is Kathoeys or katoeys. They are MEN who were born as males, but dress up to look like women.
A lot of the so-called “Women” in Prostitution in Asia” are actually “LADYBOYS” – MEN who pretend to be women. These are transvestites, transsexuals, transgender, post-op, pre-op. Or just plain MEN who don’t hide that they are men. Why are they NEVER included in the fight against Sex Trafficking or Prostitution? Why are they never considered to be victims?
The answer is: Because they are MEN – and it is impossible for a man to be a victim when it comes to sex. This is what the politicians, government leaders, and anti-sex trafficking groups believe. The result is that “Ladyboys” are ignored as if they don’t exist, or thought of as women, but they are NOT women they are male “Ladyboys”.
Many “Ladyboys” are mistaken to be actual female women, since when they dress up as ladies they can be quite convincing. Some have sex-change operations, and take female hormones to change their appearance; they use make-up and work hard to look like women. The result is – when the public sees them they assume that they are real female women, and counted as women and thought of as female sex-workers, but in fact, they were actually born as males, and are in fact MEN dressed up to look like women.
If you look at any anti-sex trafficking information, for some reason “Ladyboys” are never mentioned. Yet they and other males make up at least 50% of the prostitutes in Asia.