International Women’s Day, Bangkok Style

Having observed two consecutive events of International Women’s Day held in Bangkok on 7 and 8 March respectively, women in Thailand are confirmed leading forces for Democracy and Fundamental Rights. Classic.

Women in Thailand are seen at every sector, every corner in the society. Active, qualified, vocal (sometimes, really loud) and also in-charge of bread earning in BUNCH of cases. Paradoxically, however, women are less voiced at the level of policy-making process. 

Personally, one of the unforgettable memories was the moment when I first saw the inner scene of Parliament many years ago. It was indeed male dominant. Little shocked. But soon to realize..that was another classic. Women, unless hi-so or heritaged unusual power Or highly well educated, probably invisibly marginalized and sexually distorted in-image and exploited in-depth.

Worrisome nowadays is, trained-to-be machos in uniform want XXs and their allies to shut up more and more. To be marginalized further? Well, depends. I think.

Here are several shots of the two events on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2015. My humble tribute for you, XX.

Pu-Ing, Su Su!!

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Rehearse or Practice (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Rehearse or Practice. International Womens’ Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Is not, ..Is not... (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Is not..Is not…’Tom’ refers to masculine women, often lesbian (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Say No to Violence against Women (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Say No to Violence against Women. International Womens’ Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Inclusive (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Inclusive. International Womens’ Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Gender Justice, Colorful (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Gender Justice, Colorful. International Womens’ Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Colorful & Diverse (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Colorful & Diverse. International Womens’ Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Women's Day Seminar in October Spirit (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Women’s Day in ‘October spirit’. A Seminar on the occasion of International Women’s Day held in October 14 Memorial. Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

She and Aunti, as always..(© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Among the panelists of Women’s Day seminar in Bangkok were Nacha Kongudom, who’s famous with her ‘three fingers salute’ at the cinema screening Hunger Game and Phayao Akhard, mother of Kamdked Akhard – the nurse who was killed during the 2010 bloody crackdown. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

'Happyness' Discours (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

‘Happyness’ Discourse. International Women’s Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Ballot Box on the Street (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Ballot Box on the Street. International Women’s Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Election shouted, การเลือกตั้ง (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Election shouted, การเลือกตั้ง, International Women’s Day in Bangkok, 2015 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

 

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