Co-author Jarrett Davis said the surveys saw them 'stumbling across the highest rates of violence we have seen in research we have done', adding that said violence was sometimes seen as part and parcel with the ladyboy identity - one which is often perceived as hypersexualised.
When one character, who is traveling with a tourist group in Thailand for the first time, asks another character, a business man who has visited Thailand many times and knows more about Thailand, whether or not the pretty girl besides them in the elevator is a ladyboy? The businessman answers with a sneer: "Yes, she/he is.
Paris St Germain's Thiago Silva, who Barton branded a 'ladyboy', was reportedly unimpressed, as probably were his clubmates David Beckham and Zlatan Imbrahimovic, and Brazil's Neymar, who were also treated to Barton's unedifying slurs.
PURE BY TIMOTHY MO (Turnaround Books, pounds 16.99) SET in Thailand, we meet film critic, ladyboy and narrator of the novel Snooky, who manages to get herself into a precarious situation when she's involved in a drug bust.