The Good Daughters of Isaan (21) – Our readers respond, raising questions about inequality, racism, and gender relations

In this final part of our series on the mia farang phenomenon in Isaan, we capture some of the comments and feedback we received from Thai and foreign readers. Themes raised by our readers included attitudes towards Isaan women and men, and questions about equality, social mobility, racism and the position of Isaan within the Thai state.

David Streckfuss

29/09/2020

The Good Daughters of Isaan (19) – Powered by Thai migrant online groups, fried frogs travel the world

How to satisfy your craving for some fried rice-field frogs in the UK or feed your relatives in Thailand seasonal red ants eggs when you’re thousands of miles away? Through online communities, Thai women living abroad have found creative ways to still their hunger for a taste of home and take care for their families back in Thailand through food deliveries.

ศิวกร ราชชมภู

17/09/2020

The Good Daughters of Isaan (4) – Stop stigmatizing us, we Isaan women determine our own fate

A column by a Matichon Weekly columnist last December derided Isaan women who marry Western men as uneducated, materialistic, and good-for-nothing. Pintong Lekan, a women’s right activist who filed a lawsuit for defamation against the author, writes about the lifelong discrimination she has faced as an Isaan woman.

พิณทอง เล่ห์กันต์

27/08/2020
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