my teacher the pimp

How would you like foreigners to come to your country to teach your children and promote sex tourism?

That’s exactly what happens here in Thailand. The number one hit on Google for “english teaching bangkok” is for Stickman’s Guide to Bangkok., one of the most famous Thailand sex tourist sites.

Apart from his helpful and comprehensive section on teaching English, Stickman’s site
has everything you need to optimize the experience of coming to Thailand to purchase Thai women for sex and relationships, and features helpful sections on “Thai Bargirl Investigations & FREE Thai Girlfriend Advice”, a weekly column about what’s up in various Bangkok girlie bars, and (if you want to lost all remaining faith in human kind) a reader’s submission section.

Stickman, the author of this site, is a teacher. Would you want him teaching your children? Would you want anyone from that site teaching your children?

10 Responses to “my teacher the pimp”


  1. 1 Overlander July 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I wouldn’t want him teaching my children if he was out drinking every night and coming into school with a hangover but, if he quietly uses prostitutes in his own time, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. So long as he teaches in a responsible and professional manner, I’m not interested in his sex life – whether gay, straight, paid or unpaid.

    Frankly, I’d be more concerned if he didn’t have a sex life. Statistics tell us that, outside of the extended family, the greatest danger to children comes from celibate oddballs such as priests and nuns.

    • 2 julielavoie July 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm

      I’m not claiming that all sex tourists are pedophiles, although god knows every month a new pedophile is discovered teaching English here.

      My claim is that the promotion of sex tourism is incompatible with the social role of a teacher. Also, I’m giving this as a particular example of how fucked up I find most expats here to be, where they’ve lost all concept (if they ever had it) of basic social norms.

  2. 3 Overlander July 6, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I agree that promoting sex tourism isn’t the kind of activity we expect from our teachers. If they knew, I’m sure that most parents would disapprove.

    The point I’m making is that, in general, teacher’s private lives should be no one else’s business. Sometimes, when I listen my elderly father ranting about homosexuals and their “filthy practices” I’m horrified at the level of anger that he directs at people who have never done him any harm. Personally, I refuse to be judgemental about other people’s sexual choices, so long as they’re not harming anyone.

    To describe “most expats” as “fucked up” based upon your negative feelings about their notoriously promiscuous ways seems a little harsh. Gays are notoriously promiscuous too but they’re only human and compassion is a virtue.

    • 4 julielavoie July 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm

      To paraphrase the best stickman article ever:

      Since when did wealthy westerners travelling across the world to rent and buy poor Asian women for sexual pleasure become morally benign?

      (If you want to read the complete article, probably the funniest and most scathing critique of this whole “sexpat culture” bullshit that infects Thailand, you can find it here.)

  3. 5 Jan August 24, 2009 at 2:06 am

    but he writes on his website that he is not working as a teacher anymore. not to forget that there is lot of adult education jobs for english teacher in thailand. but the mix is very odd i have to say. i would call it a site with no concept, maybe just trying to get as much traffic as possible.

  4. 6 Mr. Sexpat August 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Julie my dear,
    Do you know the different between a ‘Pimp’ and a ‘Monger’?

    • 7 julielavoie September 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm

      Yes my dear, and I also know the difference between a ‘Loser’ and ‘Not a Loser’ — Losers being people who aren’t content to just go see a hooker and be done with it, but form an entire pathetic and deluded subculture to pursuing prostitutes, dating prostitutes, marrying prostitutes.

  5. 8 julielavoie August 31, 2009 at 12:15 am

    yeah, but he worked as a teacher for YEARS. some other sexpat guy got pissed at him and posted his real name, pics and the school where he worked on the internet at some point, and there was a big fuss about it.

    i mean, to fully realize how fucked that whole phenomenon of english teacher + sexpat is, just ask yourself: would you EVER see someone making a site like this about Canada or Germany? I mean, in Canada, the guy would be fired in an instant, and probably, as a foreigner, kicked out of the country.

  6. 9 Somchy August 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I am really sorry that the world does not conform to your moral standards… It must be hard on you, everyday, to see that everyone else does not agree with you on everything.

    As for Thailand not reacting the way you think it should, or the way you think Canada or Germany would… viva la difference! Thailand is NOT Canada or Germany. Why would you expect Thailand to act as they do? Canada, Germany, or most other countries don’t act the way Thailand does. Maybe that is the rub.

    Stickman’s column is on the Internet. If you don’t like it then don’t read it.

    It is interesting that you refer your reader to a column that you say is “probably the funniest and most scathing critique of this whole “sexpat culture” bullshit that infects Thailand,” and, at the same time, argue that he’s a “pimp” too.

    Hmm…

    Somchy

    • 10 julielavoie September 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm

      Dear Somchy,

      I am really sorry that the world does not conform to your moral standards… It must be hard on you, everyday, to see that everyone else does not agree with you on everything.

      I am really sorry that my blog does not conform to your moral standards. It must be hard on you, everyday, to see that everyone else on the Internet does not agree with you on everything.

      Stickman’s column is on the Internet. If you don’t like it then don’t read it.

      My blog is on the Internet. If you don’t like it, then don’t read it.

      love,

      -j


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