On women and their role in Thai politics

When considering the role of women in environmental activism in Thailand, apart from their being energetic leaders, two things come to my mind.

In confrontations with the police or military, women in the affected communities often stand at the frontlines. As they are seen as fragile, the hope is that the security officers won’t harm them. This is based on the belief that women are the weaker sex and so they are made to face these situations, not because they are stronger.

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