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Avoid sex assault: Don’t dress sexy, says government

NATIONWIDE: Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits as they try to prevent sexual harassment or sex assault cases during next month’s Songkran festival.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 22 March 2018, 10:47AM


The Local Administration Department has advised all women to dress modestly during the Songkran holiday, or risk sexual harassment and assault. Photo: Chanat Katanyu

The Local Administration Department has advised all women to dress modestly during the Songkran holiday, or risk sexual harassment and assault. Photo: Chanat Katanyu

Department of Local Administration director-general Sutthipong Chulcharoen said local bodies would arrange alcohol-free zones for revellers, and launch campaigns to encourage tourists, particularly women, to dress appropriately so they do not fall victim to sex crimes.

He has told local governing bodies to come up with measures to better protect Songkran revellers and maintain order at tourist spots and entertainment venues during Songkran.

Jadet Chaowilai, director of the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation, handed a letter to the Interior Ministry asking for better protection for women during next month’s festival.

He was accompanied more than 30 women who previously experienced unwanted sexual advances over Songkran.

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A photo in an art exhibit called “What Were You Wearing?” which was displayed at the University of Kansas, received widespread attention in the media in Thailand late last year.

Created in 2013 by Jen Brockman, the director of Kansas University’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Centre, and Dr Mary A. Wyandt-Hiebert, who oversees program initiatives at the University of Arkansas’ rape education centre, the photo demonstrates that the reasons for sexual attacks on women are not related to their outfits.

Meanwhile, it was announced that His Majesty the King will stage a three-day event to mark Songkran at the Royal Plaza and at Sanam Sua Pa from April 6-8.

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Discover Thainess | 22 March 2018 - 14:44:23

Unbelievably crass and ill educated advice. 

Kurt | 22 March 2018 - 13:08:10

Being dressed properly in dry clothes can turn out to look 'more sexual attractive' when the proper clothing is soaked by water
May we guess that it is more the alcohol consumption what turn loose some men and make them feel free to assault?
Not women's fault
Thai director general's opinion is not matching with the opinion of University of Arkansas' rape education centre

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