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The rotten underside of some tourism to South Asia

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Cham Muslims in Cambodia.
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I may have a weakness for photos of eye catching cleavage on attractive women, whatever their age. But I have little truck with male Caucasian’s who indulge their carnal fantasies by taking tours of Thailand, Cambodia et al.

Nicholas Krystof of the NY Times regularly beats his journalist’s stick on that rotten side of the Western connection with South Asia‘s teenager prostitutes and I applaud his efforts. Like here!

Op-Ed Columnist

The Evil Behind the Smiles

Published: December 31, 2008

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Nicholas D. Kristof/The New York Times

Sina Vann

Western men who visit red-light districts in poor countries often find themselves surrounded by coquettish teenage girls laughingly tugging them toward the brothels. The men assume that the girls are there voluntarily, and in some cases they are right.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/01/01 at 07:39

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