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Indonesia's Ladyboys (Waria)

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#1 กำนัน

Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:09 AM

So you thought Thailand had the monopoly on Ladyboys? Interesting pictoral of Indonesian Waria here. I don't like the look of yours Tiz...

Vera and her friends are part of a group known in Indonesia as waria - the word comes from the Indonesian word "wanita" meaning woman, and "pria" meaning man. They make a living by playing off the reactions of their customers: fear, curiosity, liberation.
Some stall-holders dance along with them; others turn away in disgust. One young boy watches them pass, open-mouthed, his meal dropping unnoticed into his lap...


#2 TizMe

Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:09 AM


Mrs Tiz is 169cm tall. She often jokes to me that she's really a ladyboy.  :blink:

#3 Uncle Gweilo

Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:23 AM

It's not polite to criticise people on the way they look- particularly when I'm no oil painting myself- but you'd have to be pretty rat-@r$ed  to confuse one of them for a real woman.

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