Transactional sex and the materiality of everyday relationships
The conflict of subjugated sex in Thailand
After a brief outline of Thai internet censorship, discussing some of the limited data (through documents via Wikileaks) and also looking at the abuses of such censorship, I proposed that issues of the neo-emergence of Thailand’s lèse majesté law (law against insulting the monarch) have become conflated with issues of pornography – Specifically pointing to post-2010 labelling of all pornographic websites banned in Thailand being labelled as lèse majesté.
This censorship of pornography utilises an interruption of the Lacanian mirror process in which the interruption creates a space in which the Thai elite can prescribe and impose a neo-conservative vision of Thai sexuality. I compared this to what I saw as a similar occurrence during the European period of colonialism in which Thailand’s ability to evade being colonised also instigated an interruption in which the Thai elite used to prescribe “correct” notions of gender and sexuality performativity upon the Thai nation. I subsequently outlined my current research, that of a wide-ranging questionnaire within Thailand, which attempts to gather qualitative data on how such censorship and the ability to bypass the blocks are constructing contemporary Thai subjectivity in contemporary Thai pornography consumers.
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