Newscast Media BANGKOK—Local authorities and American Evangelicals are currently working on reduction of sex trafficking in Thailand. But, some sex industry workers say they haven’t been trafficked, and are calling for a stop to the measures. Twenty-eight-year-old Mai has been a sex worker in Chiang Mai for a decade now. Originally from Burma, she previously worked as a domestic helper, a dishwasher, and baker but says none of these jobs allowed her to make as much money as she does now.
“There are good and bad things to any job,” she says. “When I came to do sex work, I realized this is a job that gives me enough income to really look after my family and move ahead in life. I was not tricked into it and I don’t see myself as a victim.” CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>