Re: Poor Thais Sell Daughters (fwd)

Schilmoeller Lane C (lcs926s@NIC.SMSU.EDU)
Wed, 16 Nov 1994 16:10:01 -0600

i really cannot compare exogamy with with this situation, but i am really
curious what some of you who know the situation think can be done within
Thailand. what are the structural causes? the message that C Sloane
forwarded mentioned loss of land and heroin addiction, from the Dutch
ethnographer. also mentioned where two attempts to overcome the
situation, monks and officials trying to talk people out of selling their
daughters and a U.S. group using basically fear/disgust/moral tactics on the
parents. is this it?!? what are the Thai gov't's plans? i am
unfamiliar with the situation beyond Sloane's letter and a 20/20 (?)
about a year ago. also, what kind of things has the UN said to the Thai
gov't on this matter? these are just a few questions, please fill me in.
lane schilmoeller