A scene from popular Thai soap opera Game Rai Game Ruk in which a female protagonist fights off a man’s advances. Photo: Screengrab

MeToo Bangkok? In Thai TV soap operas, rape and sex attacks are a troubling norm

  • Many of Thailand’s soap operas are based on patriarchal novels which have scenes of rape and sexual violence against women
  • But one outraged viewer’s petition has led to new guidelines and a gradual shift in how women are depicted on TV
Topic |   Sex and relationships
A scene from popular Thai soap opera Game Rai Game Ruk in which a female protagonist fights off a man’s advances. Photo: Screengrab
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