I tought that this would be the end of my opinion piece on gender equality in Thailand. But I have a driving theory test in two days (not to mention the Big Move shortly afterwards so I’m short on both thought formulation and writing time. In the meantime, thought I’d better provide you with something short but with oomph before you lose the thread.
So what I have been discussing is a multi-step Bad by the men in (military) uniform, inflicted upon the sub-human category of citizen, the ‘pit-pokatee’.
(Pit-pokatee means abnormal in Thai).
I am finally getting to my point, which is that there is no respect for, let alone protection of, rights for LGBT people. Not even of unions from elsewhere:
1) No civil partnership or marriage,
2) No recognition of other countries’ CPs or marriages involving foreigners or Thais,
3) No rights to your own fertility without a husband.
This one is the reason I have written this 4-post tirade.
Get this people; now we can’t use our own embryos in Thailand.
Ok wait, what?
Didn’t they come from your body?
Yes sir, that too!
Didn’t you exchange a large amount of your hard-earned money for the right to grow them?
Yes, I effing did. They are my little biohazards. My bank-breaking biohazards.
Ok, that is sh*t. Ok, so you have to move them.
Yep, but on 28th of July they’ll forbid that also.
How much does it cost to ship embryos from Thailand to Europe?
After July 28 we must rock up with a ‘husband’ who is also the originator of the sperm. Lucky we know our donor.