You are treated like a king whether you like it or not. When you have a massage the female masseuse will put on your shoes and serve you tea when it is finished. When you open your mouth to speak. students will thank you as will your colleagues if you are male. It is quite amazing really
I am not a woman so I cannot tell you the other indignities you may have to suffer but I am quite sure they will be there because of your gender.
It is an interesting dilemma for me. Should I attempt to change culture or just accept it and thank God I am a male? The answer is not easy if you are male and you are treated his way but what is our role as teachers?
If you read my book, It All Started in Mandalay I have a number of references to sex role stereotyping. Have a read and tell me if you think I overdid it. You can buy it by pressing the book logo on the right side of this page.