A chat about Chiang Mai ladyboys
Once the women had left the room, Dan sat on the edge of the conference table. “I’m pleased we can work together on this project, Mark. We think a lot of your company and believe you can do a good job for us. Plus, we’ve got a great team to help so it should be a win-win. No problem working with all women?”
“Er… er, no,” Mark managed to say surprisingly convincingly, hoping his consternation wasn’t showing. “In fact, I’m looking forward to it.”
“Good!” Dan declared. “By the way don’t be put off by the fact that they are all Ladyboys. Hmm…, even though some people might be,” he added, his brow furrowed.
Mark felt his face flush. Ooops, I hope Dan hasn’t picked up on my concerns… or been reading my mind for that matter!
“I’ve always found Chiang Mai Ladyboys to be unnecessarily maligned,” Dan began, looking directly at his friend, but appearing to be thinking aloud rather than talking to him. “Most of them I come across are hard-working, diligent and motivated. It’s almost like they have something to prove to the rest of us. A bit like the situation with gay people, say 10-15 years ago, really.”
“I see…,” interjected Mark, nodding his head slightly.
“What you have to remember is that, fundamentally, Ladyboys are women. Sure, some may look masculine in certain aspects, such as slightly larger hands, larger feet and one of the most noticeable giveaways, largish Adam’s apples, but appearances can be deceiving. Mentally and temperamentally, either with or without hormone supplements, they are women..
“One big problem arises as most people misunderstand exactly what constitutes gender. In my view, a person simply has to present herself as female if that is what she feels inside. I'm not interested in their biological gender.”
“I see,” said Mark again, conscious that he was repeating himself, but seeing the rationale in Dan’s comments.
Dan suddenly stopped speaking and stood up. “Sorry, I got carried away; I really hate prejudices and discrimination against minorities just because they are somehow different.” He smiled. “Want some lunch?”
“Sure, let’s do it,” replied Mark, closing his laptop and also standing up. Message well received! I’m sure it will be a pleasure to work with these Chiang Mai Ladyboys!