now if only all (or most) male western tourists to SEA would
cultivate this attitude and behavior . we owe it to these long suffering people to help them and not try to take advantage of them.
I would be looking at Europeans as the biggest customers for the sex trade in that region. Southeast Asia seems to be the biggest tourist destination of Europeans.
The sex trade wouldn't exist if there weren't any consumers.
cripplecreek: I would be looking at Europeans as the biggest customers for the sex trade in that region.
Wrong and wrong.
The biggest brothel customers in Cambodia are Cambodians; in Thailand, Thais; in Macau, Chinese; and in Vietnam, Vietnamese.
In Cambodia, at least, Westerners are the only people taking really effective action aginst the traffickers. And note that Nick Kristof needed an onsite American NGO to do followup on Srey Neth.
Yes, Westerners avail themselves of the brothels, but not in the percentages that the Western media likes you to believe.