Discourse “eat boys, become immortal”: The reflection of conflicts between Thai women and Thai social values


  • Somprasong Saeng-in is a lecturer and researcher at the Thai Language and Culture Program in the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University.


Thai woman, Thai social values, Thai culture, critical discourse analysis


This research aims at studying the discourses from various genres on the Internet containing the sentence “กินเด็ก เป็นอมตะ” (eat boys, become immortal) or the same meaning in order discover the conflicts between Thai women and social values.  By using Critical Discourse Analysis in all examples, the following conflicts were found: A Thai woman should not love a younger man; Thai women should not be single; Thai women are not equal to men; Thai women can overpower men but it is inappropriate; Love between Thai women and younger men is materialistic and temporary; The discourses reflect the conflict of love in real life and
ideal love; Because of the fading boundary between love and sex, her thoughts and actions are different from the past.


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How to Cite

Saeng-in, Somprasong. 2020. “Discourse ‘eat Boys, Become immortal’: The Reflection of Conflicts Between Thai Women and Thai Social Values”. ASIAN REVIEW 32 (3):95-116. https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/arv/article/view/240367.



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