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    Attn Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow View Post
    Men get raped as well you know.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sissy View Post
    Scary to read this...I guess to take extra precaution when travel alone.

    here's ur lesson,,,, Smith n Wesson

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    I feel its awful that someone has been raped.

    Too many Thais seem to think 'It's awful that the news will get around'.
    I agree , this quote of Cyrilles can be applied to all the scamming, corruption , crime etc.
    Hence the kneejerk reaction over the jetski fiasco on t.v.
    Thais wanted the film makers locked up, cos it tells the world how Thailand can be.
    People, don't shoot the messenger, get your house in order.
    My next door neighbours have challenged me to a water fight , so I am just writing this while I am waiting for the kettle to boil .

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    My advice, stay clear of Samui.
    That's the most sensible advice that could be followed - now I know we worked together and probably shared a few pints

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollow View Post
    ^ Indeed... so many people get caught up in the smiles and sabai sabai attitude that they get caught off guard...
    I think that the culture is actually designed for that

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    ^ I was thinking primarily of the police reaction rather than your post.

    I feel its awful that someone has been raped.

    Too many Thais seem to think 'It's awful that the news will get around'.

    I agree that your comment is relevant - and doubtless you meant no slight.
    I think the Thai re-action to the British video on the British girl busted and extorted by the boys in brown on Koh Phang Nang is a case in point to support your view. All very sad and just makes Thailand look worse and worse as a tourist destination
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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Most overrated dump in Thailand Koh Samui. Totally destroyed by mankind's greed.

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Yes, a terrible shame.

    Along with Koh Pangan it was a nice spot 20 years ago.

    Then came the airport and it seems like its been downhill ever since.

    But what amazes me is that there are still some people, like a colleague of mine, who talk it about like it's a modern day Shangrila.

    Same with Koh Pi Pi - reliable sources tell me it's an utter dump, yet people flock to it every year.

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    The irresistible lure of the islands


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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    It's very common for Thai women to get raped in Bangkok and elsewhere and its extremely underreported...it can be a dangerous place for women, my ex carried a taser with her wherever she went (disguised as a torch so she even took it aboard aircraft) and she had her Dad's registered .38 in her bedside cabinet just incase. Which was worrying for me and exciting in equal measure...ok too much information
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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    I admit to feeling less safe here the longer I stay

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by ajarnannie View Post
    I admit to feeling less safe here the longer I stay
    That's funny. I must admit you are 10 x more likely to be a victim of violent crime in the UK

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    But then 90% of statistics are made up on the spot.

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Doh

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by Loxley View Post
    It's very common for Thai women to get raped in Bangkok and elsewhere and its extremely underreported...
    I just came from Seoul and it is the same there. One women came forward about being raped in Seoul and then all of a sudden many other women came forward. Seoul had had a serial rapist for 2 years and they didn't know about it because the women were too ashamed to come forward about it. What a tragedy. I still don't think he has been caught and they say there might be more than one of them.

    Asians like to cover up crime statistics because they don't want to lose face.

    I am all for women independence and rights but the fact is that they are more vulnerable to attack from men than men are because of pure biology. Women can't as often put themselves into the same situation as men and get away safe.
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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister T View Post
    The fishermen were sentenced to death, reduced later to attending the Thai Culture Course, subsequently committed suicide.


    Quote Originally Posted by ajarnannie View Post
    I admit to feeling less safe here the longer I stay
    Thailand is a very safe place. You just need to follow common sense safety that you will follow anywhere else in the world. It is not safe, for any woman anywhere (especially if you are a foreigner in that country) to be walking around partying alone at night. I am not blaming it on her, the guy is an asshole and should have his penis removed.

    The first thing Thai people told me when I came here was to never be walking around alone at night, or take a taxi by myself if possible.

    This kind of thing could have happened anywhere.
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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by Logic Dictates View Post
    I am all for women independence and rights but the fact is that they are more vulnerable to attack from men than men are because of pure biology. Women can't as often put themselves into the same situation as men and get away safe.
    True enough. But surely the most pressing need, based on the story you recount, is to change the whole way rape victims are perceived. To say that women 'can't put themselves in the same situation as men' is skirting around the issue.

    The tragedy is that these women felt stigmatised - not that they were (perhaps) out of their homes at night.

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    Re: Brit raped on Koh Samui

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    To say that women 'can't put themselves in the same situation as men' is skirting around the issue.
    That's true, but authorities around the world would rather a women stay at home where she is safe, than police areas where women are vunerable.
    In todays society, one woman getting raped, against the saving of x amount of dollars, means the women will get raped.
    How many news stories do you read, where cutbacks have dictated less or no policing.
    This is not a pop at Thailand, this is in farang countries.

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