Katoeys Really Taboo

August 1, 2008

Katoeys Gallery at its finest here. Here are some more katoeys pictures to help show you that the first batch is not a spoof. Todays society considers the katoeys a taboo for most people. Even more taboo is the thought of whether the katoeys should date men or women. Gender roles really get shifted around in this realm and it becomes quite confusing for all to really understand the divide. The big question is. . Should there be a divide?

Katoeys in the past used to just fill the role of ladies in the household. There was a greater need and so people as diverse as they are came up with a new ‘sex’ to bridge that gap. The world has really changed in the past 50 years though, and the lines are blurred even more. Katoeys today, use many different ways to produce sexier results. They often get boob jobs, take hormones to become more lady like, and sometimes genital reassignment surgery.

Katoeys are more visible and more accepted in Thai culture than transgender or transsexuals are in Western countries or the Indian subcontinent. Several popular Thai models, singers and movie stars are kathoeys, and Thai newspapers often print photos of the winners of female and kathoey beauty contests side by side. The phenomenon is not restricted to urban areas; there are kathoeys in most villages, and kathoey beauty contests are commonly held as part of local fairs.