Homophobia has less to do with actual intolerance of homosexuality than it does with expressing disproval
of anyone who does not conform to "traditional" roles (Harrison, 2003, p.
The overall tone towards prostitution as socially constructed is that of moral disproval
During his life time, King Rama III, his half-brother made known his disproval
of this style of wearing the robe, and Prince Mongkut, when he attended the royal ceremony, with respect to the King always changed and wore his robe in the traditional Thai style.
A second disproval
of the belief induced by the substitution [?
The king thought that it would be best if the land were sold to a Thai instead, and emphasized the importance of not letting the farang know about the (unofficial) royal disproval
of the land sale, as this was likely to give rise to complaints and cause trouble for the government.
It could be argued, then, that by reporting the crime to the police, the women's mothers, friends and neighbours expressed their disproval
of the women's decision not to take on an important duty expected of women.