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Selling their bodies in the sex tourist industry in Cambodia may seem like the only way for a transgender male "Ladyboy" to afford the globalized lifestyle many people here aspire to because of constant media exposure. Salaries for Cambodians are low by global standards, and so is the cost of living, but transgender ladyboys are excluded from most occupations because of cultural bias. They can work in hair and makeup salons, perform in "Ladyboy shows" for tourists, or do sex work. The normal office workers' $230 a month salary for a six-day week pales in comparison to the $30 to $100 for a few minutes of sex work.

Rather than taking a sociological or criminal justice approach to the problems of sex work, a social enterprise solution that provides a higher than average salary would allow transgender ladyboys to make a different survival choice. The key to this enterprise would be to offer documentaries about transgender life and different kinds of entertainment online in the global marketplace, where a small amount of money from enough supportive fans would allow transgenders to have a new, healthier way to make a living here in Cambodia.
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Selling their bodies in the sex tourist industry in Cambodia may seem like the only way for a transgender male "Ladyboy" to afford the globalized lifestyle many people here aspire to because of constant media exposure. Salaries for Cambodians are low by global standards, and so is the cost of living, but transgender ladyboys are excluded from most occupations because of cultural bias. They can work in hair and makeup salons, perform in "Ladyboy shows" for tourists, or do sex work. The normal office workers' $230 a month salary for a six-day week pales in comparison to the $30 to $100 for a few minutes of sex work.

Rather than taking a sociological or criminal justice approach to the problems of sex work, a social enterprise solution that provides a higher than average salary would allow transgender ladyboys to make a different survival choice. The key to this enterprise would be to offer documentaries about transgender life and different kinds of entertainment online in the global marketplace, where a small amount of money from enough supportive fans would allow transgenders to have a new, healthier way to make a living here in Cambodia.

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-Chat with transgender ladyboys (not sexual)

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