Royal Defamation Cases Soar As Thai Authorities Seek To End Protests
Dressed in crop tops with jabs at the monarchy scrawled across their midriffs, some of Thailand’s most prominent activists parade around a Bangkok mall, to challenge one of the world’s toughest royal defamation laws.
Conservative anti-abortion beliefs are commonplace in Thailand and planted into the minds of women from a young age. The stigma bars access for those who need it, and exacts a psychological toll on those who opt for it.
‘Bitch!’ scream the trolls, ‘catfight!’ shout the media, and we all lose
It’s not the first time a woman has been cut into pieces for her sartorial decisions. But it’s even more fabric stretching a political landscape where what a woman is wearing is more widely discussed than her ideas.
Pretty Girls Taking Risks: Inside the world of Thailand’s models for hire
As the tragic death of a promotional model consumes media oxygen, the case has shined light into the murky, profitable and potentially dangerous work of the “pretty,” as such models are referred to in Thailand.
Being Broken: Years of sexual abuse alleged at Agama yoga school
Former students and employees of the school, describe an atmosphere of intense, cult-like control, one in which sex with instructors is encouraged, students are forcibly assaulted, and the use of condoms is discouraged.
From paralysis to virality, ‘Hipster Grandma’ opens up about why she sings
Internet fame may have found her, but it is absolutely not why she started making covers of her favorite songs. To the 69-year-old, singing brought joy and confidence back into her life after a tragic accident.