Dating a cambodian guy
They will be blamed by their family and society in general for not having protected that most precious of things, their virtue.
They will be blamed for having disgraced their family.
Yet today, in a country where 32 percent of the population is under 14 years old, there are a great number of people growing up who were not directly affected by the turmoil and civil war that dominated Cambodia for the last 30 years.
This social evolution and drive for change, aided by largely unhindered access to the internet and improvements in education, means that a new generation of Cambodians is seeking equality and agency that until now was simply impossible.
This is especially apparent when it comes to gender equality and women’s rights.
When I was young my mother used to tell me stories about how girls had to perform household chores like cooking, cleaning and weaving, and only rarely left the house.
So why in this day and age can’t I stand up for my own thoughts and perspectives?It is fine for a man because they are like gold, but as a woman, once he gets your body, he will run away and leave you.’ Don’t women have any value at all?If you lose your virginity with a man does it mean you have to marry him?Women were not permitted to talk openly with men and had limited access to higher education.My mother was never able to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher and ended up in an arranged marriage when she was 21 years old.