Many kathoey work in predominately female occupations, such as in shops, restaurants, and beauty salons , but also in factories a reflection of Thailand's high proportion of female industrial workers. Social spaces are often limited for kathoey s even if Thai society does not actively persecute them. Bunmi, a Thai Buddhist author, believes that homosexuality stems from "lower level spirits" phi-sang-thewada , a factor that is influenced by one's past life. This article's lead section may not adequately summarize its contents. A significant number of Thais perceive kathoey as belonging to a third sex, including some transgender women themselves. Archived from the original on 24 March
Christine. Age: 30.
Using the notion of karma , some Thais believe that being a kathoey is the result of transgressions in past lives , concluding that kathoey deserve pity rather than blame.
Daisy. Age: 21.
The term phu ying praphet song , which can be translated as 'second-type female', is also used to refer to kathoey. The German-Swedish band Lindemann wrote the song "Ladyboy", on their first studio album Skills in Pills , about a man's preference for kathoey s. According to the Miss Tiffany's Universe website, the live broadcast attracts record of fifteen million viewers. LGBT portal Transgender portal.