I just found the results of a survey by the Researcher Sam Winter:
He asked 190 Ladyboys to say whether they thought of themselves as men, women, Sao Praphet Song ("a second kind of woman"] or Kathoey.
None thought of themselves as male, and only 11 percent saw themselves as Kathoey (i.e. ‘non-male’).
By contrast 45 percent thought of themselves as women, with another 36 percent as “Sao Praphet Song”.
Unfortunately we did not include the category Phet Ti Saam (third sex/gender); conceivably if we had done so there may have been many respondents who would have chosen that term.
This shows that we have obviously chosen the right name for our blog as it integrates more people than any other term.
The fact that a majority of Ladyboys consider themselves as girls is rather obvious.
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