In any case, both girls stated they had experienced guys just wanting to have sex with them just because they're Thai, and these men had these stereotypes that just because these girls were Thai, they'd be loose because of Thailand's raging sex industry. I told them girls from the West experience the same thing, that often guys from other parts of the world think we're easy because of what they see on TV because they see our movies or soaps, and that makes them think we're all having affairs and having sex with everyone we meet.
We laughed about these things; I mean, here were two articulate, educated young women, who were anything but easy. They were not prostitutes or girls who worked in a massage parlour. I reflected on our conversation later and realised how it was a sad state of affairs when girls from such different regions as we come from experience the same types of assumptions no matter where they go. When I was in Mexico, I was told that Canadian girls had a certain reputation there because the guys get exposed to the crazy drunks they meet in Cancun during spring break, and there are many of us that think the same of Mexican girls or Latin American women in general because we think they're so seductive.
This is a grim outlook, my friends. All women everywhere seem to have some stereotype about them that makes people think they are loose. When are people going to learn not to generalise? It makes me sad that women have to experience this every day. And I can't blame men alone for this. There are many women who think this about women from other countries or cultures, too. That's what's more curious, because we hate it when people stereotype us (about our sexuality and otherwise), and yet we would do it other women.
I may be a while pondering this...