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Female sex tourism, Gender differences in sex Tourism

Female sex tourism, Gender differences in sex Tourism
Author: Buhle Ndebele
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According to Morgan & Prichard (1996) they noted that sex is undoubtedly a major component of a holiday experience for many people, particularly young singles and the promise of sexual encounters with other tourists or locals may be seen as part of the experience. Some Authors argued that sex and tourism is the significant economic activity, escape from reality of daily life (escape, relax, fantasy, social aspect) tourist workers fulfil these needs. Part of entertainment industry sexy" business glamorised, can be exploitative, sexual imagery to sell. (Ryan & Kinder, 1996). The researcher is going to focus on two points which are Gender differences in sex Tourist and the female sex tourist.
Sex tourism usually evokes the image of men, often older and in less than perfect shape, travelling to developing countries (in Asia, Africa, Latin America, or the Caribbean), for sexual pleasures generally not available, at least not for the same price, in their home country" Oppermann, (1999:251). Tour operator companies even market package deals as sex holidays for single and unaccompanied women.

Female sex work in the Caribbean is a whole different ball game and is well documented by sociologist suggested by Kempadoo (1999). He notes that female sex work does not reconfirm ones concept of femininity but is looked down upon as degrading. The AIDS epidemic has infected at least 2% of the Barbadian population alone and larger amounts in other countries and cannot be ignored. Education and sexual education is therefore essential in waking Caribbean people up on how they can shape their own futures. (Sanchez, 1996). However feminist Enloe (1990) argues that female sex tourism requires the economic desperation of the country involved, the exoticism of the "submissive" local women, and an economic alliance between local government and foreign business men.
Findings from Gender difference in sex tourism
Gender refers to the socially constructed roles of and relations between men and women; 'Sex' refers to biological characteristics which define humans as female or male. Gender inequality persists this has implications for women's capacity to benefit from global trade policy. This is known as the gendered division of labour. In all countries of the world, women continue to exist in roles and relationships that often make them subordinate to men, because they are paid less than men for the same work, because their movements are restricted, or because they are not permitted to take on higher status work suggested by Kinder, R (1996
Some believe that men from mars and women from Venus? There is no really categorically different like from different planets, people are essentially the same regardless of gender. In general, men are taller and heavier than women. In sports, men tend to outperform women in strength and speed. Women seem to have greater endurance. In spite of many attempts, sports have never become completely unisex.

Opportunist research on sex differences has given way to theoretically driven studies summarised through the use coherent statically models. Everyone has ideas about nature of men and woman and knows in a commonsense way what they are like. Beliefs handed down through the generations provided a way of understand first experience so that the nature of men and woman and their place in wider society become matters that were taken granted (Sanchez, 1996). According to Ryan, & Kinder, (1996): they states that there was a female tourist who did a survey was in Malindi during March to May in 2006. Her data shows that 68% of female tourist like African banana. (Jargon for African male sex Organ). It is also referred to as African bamboo.


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