The stories in the Daily News made several errors which I would like to correct.
First, BigBabyKenny.com was never a commercial enterprise making money or intending to make money off the sex tourist trade. BigBabyKenny.com was hosted on a private leased server which was paid for out of my own pocket. The server costs about $100 per month to lease and, although the site did have affiliate advertising, the site generated less than $100 in total revenue over it’s life.
Second and more importantly, BigBabyKenny.com was never a site that promoted the sex tourist trade. It was site about dating, marriage, and sex in Thailand—what the site referred to as The Thailand Girl Scene.
The most consistent advice I offered on the site was that men seeking long term relationships in Thailand should look outside the bar scene for suitable partners.
On BigBabyKenny.com this was called Going Off The Reservation where The Reservation was a slang term referring to the bars and clubs which cater almost exclusively to foreigners and which, are populated with girls who either hang out there on their own time or, like the girls employed by the Big Mango Bar, work in bars and try to make a living or supplement their incomes by either dating foreign men or by having sex with them.
Hometown Heroes was a slang term used to describe men who go to Thailand, get involved with Reservation Girls and end up getting scammed out of their money. My advice to these Hometown Heroes was to try for a relationship with normal girls who have nothing to do with the foreign patronized bars and I gave constructive step by step advice about the best places to meet such girls and how to overcome and navigate the cultural differences between Thailand and The World.
Third, BigBabyKenny.com was an open uncensored site where not only was discussion not restricted but where posts from any reader on any subject were published and debated.
Any and all aspects of The Thailand Girl Scene were discussed, documented, and debated. The topics covered the full spectrum from where best to meet normal Thai girls and women who have nothing to do with the bar scene, how to efficiently go about finding a mistress and how much support you should provide her, whether guys who prefer ladyboys over women are truly homosexual, all the way down to the type and motivations of office girls who stand out on the street after the discos close hoping to supplement their incomes.
Throughout the site, one consistent theme was looking at the lives of the girls involved in The Thailand Girl Scene. The economics, the culture, and the legal environment in Thailand were all put under the microscope and examined.
Anyone reading the site, got an eye opening education about what it means to be a woman in a country and culture where not only do most women start off life poor but where most of the normal paths to upward economic and social mobility are blocked by age old laws, values, and government interference in the free market.
BigBabyKenny.com although not intending to be an educational site, provided anyone who read regularly read the site the most accurate and comprehensive real life look at the nitty gritty details of women’s lives in Thailand.
Anyone reading the site learned more about women’s issues in Asia than they get in a semester-long Women’s Studies courses at most universities.
Fourth, because BigBabyKenny.com did discuss prostitution in Thailand the site was mis-characterized as a site which promoted sex tourism and a site about how to find a prostitute in Thailand.
I was perfectly happy to leave BigBabyKenny.com online because I felt that anyone who actually visited the site, read the articles, and followed the discussions would quickly realize that BigBabyKenny.com was not a site promoting sex tourism and not just about finding a prostitute in Thailand.
I was perfectly happy to leave BigBabyKenny.com online and let the free uncensored marketplace for ideas seek out the truth about BigBabyKenny.com and correct the errors in the press coverage.
I have always believed the marketplace of ideas, once unleashed and allowed to do it’s job, is a powerful and relentless force that exposes, roots outs, discredits, and eliminates untruths and I was confident that it would work in this case.
Unfortunately, I am a professor at a public institution and the university came under outside pressure. I was asked to turn the site off and when the costs and benefits to the university were laid out, I reluctantly agreed.
Frankly, the world is a worse place without BigBabyKenny.com and other sites like it which provide an accurate detailed picture of a place in the world where the people are not as fortunate as the average American and an accurate detailed picture of a place that is inaccurately described in the politically correct Western press.
If members of the media would like to talk to me about any aspect of BigBabyKenny.com and its ultimate demise, I stand ready, willing, and able to discuss it. Please email me at BBK@BigBabyKenny.com and I will get back to you ASAP.