I haven't been to Thailand but have considered going. I'm a woman too, but I imagine that if I went, it would be easy enough to ignore. You might see people advertising in the street like they do in Las Vegas (has anyone been there? There are both men and women (not the actual prostitutes) who appear to be very lower class handing out these business cards).
I figured that was just for tourists, I was a tourist too but I obviously wasn't there for that and it didn't really bother me.