Thai Civilization/Women's Status in Thai Society

Traditionally, Thai women did not have the same rights as men's. They were not allowed to enter monkhoods, which means that they did not have access to education. their duties were limited to doing household chores such as cooking and doing dishes.

Thai men enjoyed better opportunities to develop themselves. They had access through monastic education.

Questions for Discussions

What were the key roles of Siamese women in the Ayudthaya and early Bangkok period?

Were the women's roles different from the men's roles? Discuss.

In the past, did Thai men and women have equal rights? Why?/Why not?

What were the key factors leading to changes in the status of Thai women during the early Rattanakorin (Bangkok) period?