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What is a Thai Woman Stereotype & How does it Impact their Lives?

What is a Thai Woman Stereotype and How does it Impact their Lives

The Thai woman stereotype has been around for centuries and continues to have a profound impact on the lives of Thai women today. The stereotype is one that portrays Thai women as submissive, obedient, and compliant. This can lead to a range of negative consequences, such as being denied certain rights and opportunities, or even facing discrimination and harassment. In this article, we will explore the origins of this stereotype and how it affects the lives of Thai women today.

What is a stereotype of Thai people?

As the number of men seeking Thai brides has increased, psychologists and sociologists advise those who are interested in a relationship with a Thai bride to forget about the Thai person stereotype. Today, women are more educated and mature than ever, they started to be more and more present on the workforce market and this applies to Thai women, as well. Things have changed a lot, and it would be a mistake to have that old image of a Thai lady as a housekeeper or maid. At present, Thai women are famous businessperson, and they are also involved in politics. The best proof is that the World’s first woman prime minister was an Asian woman from Sri Lanka. Additionally, in 2011, Yingluck Shinawatra was elected as prime minister of Philander, who was also the first Thai woman to hold the title. The problem is that men believe that a wife should be a great housekeeper, but their perception is not always compatible with reality. One thing is for sure, though: Thai women are very beautiful, but now they are also financially independent and are not so interested in their tradition anymore, so they are very modern and have their own way of thinking. Not knowing this Thai stereotype leads to problems in marriage, so men should be aware of these new changes before getting married to a Thai woman. In many cases, Thai women will not expect to be treated as a man’s housekeeper, in the Thailand having even a saying about marriage that applies in this case very well: “The man leads with the front legs, but the wife drives it with the back legs.” So, a Thai lady won’t be invisible anymore, but she will be an active part in marriage. Nonetheless, it depends on what a man wants. In case he wants only a housekeeper, he can find a Thai woman that can be this way, as well. There are also other men who want a Thai woman to be a wonderful life partner, independent, so together, the two will be a wonderful and strong team. Cultural differences are also an issue, so a man from another culture should make sure he knows his Thai woman well before marrying, and also know and don’t forget stereotypes about Thailand.

Who can know more about the country and its culture than someone who has lived in it for more than 15 years? Our top author, Ahara Henris, tells her story and explains why she believes that stereotypes are things that prevent people from expanding borders in life and in dating.
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Hello, my name is Ahara Henris, and I’m the person who writes most of the guides that you can find on this website. What’s special about me? Well, I moved to the US when I was 15. My mom married my stepdad, an American, so we moved from Thailand. There was a lot of mess with getting a K-1 visa and then getting a green card but now I understand that it was absolutely worth every effort. It wasn’t hard for me to assimilate, but I was more than surprised to find out that a lot of things that Americans think about Thai people, in particular, women weren’t even close to what they are really like. My mom and my stepdad had a great relationship, a happy family, so I didn’t actually understand why people consider dating someone from another cultural environment such a big problem. Moreover, when I was younger I tried to convince people telling them that Thai girls are not easy, a very few of them work with bar girls, and that Bangkok is actually not the only city where things like in Hangover 2 happen. One day, the team of contacted me—they needed an insider who knows a thing about Thai culture, and I needed a job. I worked as one of the consultants, part-time, but soon became a full-time author. I’m grateful for such an opportunity not only because it’s a great job but also because now I have a chance to tell more people about what Thai women are really like.