'IT PROBABLY CANNOT BE CONSIDERED RAPE BECAUSE THE WOMAN HAD DINNER WITH THE SUSPECT'
Is taking a Thai woman out to dinner essentially a request for sex and is that the expected conclusion? I put this question to a young Thai woman today and I am think I am right when she answered ‘Yes’.
Now I am fairly sure that in many cases when a man takes a Thai woman, or any woman out for dinner, he often has sex on his mind, even it does just in the end comes down to a goodnight kiss.
But I have never considered or expected that full sex was part of the equation. Or if it was, one had struck, er, lucky.
I thought the courting process was a little longer – certainly was when I grew up – although I think there were a few first night stands along the way.
Of course I have had many dinners with Thai ladies that have had nothing to do with sex and its usually because the woman is working in areas I am interested in.
But I am not going to try, not least of all because many of them are ardent feminists.
But there have been a few crackers I have had dinner with.
Should I have suggested it? Have I missed out? Should I now ring them up and apologise?
As the Minister of Sports and Tourism Chumpol Silpa-aracha is pushing the line that the Dutch girl in Phuket was probably not raped because she had dinner with the tourist guide in question then should the new campaign not go along the lines of:
Amazing Thailand Miracle Year! – Buy our guide drinks and dinner at the following destinations - AND SHE’S YOURS?
Please ask your wives and girlfriends the answer to this question and let me know. It's tearing me apart. I've been here over 20 years.