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Panties to Myanmar

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Women in several countries have begun sending their panties to Myanmar embassies in a culturally insulting gesture of protest against the recent brutal crackdown there, a campaign supporter said Friday.

“It’s an extremely strong message in Burmese and in all Southeast Asian culture,” said Liz Hilton, who supports an activist group that launched the “Panties for Peace” drive earlier this week.

The group, Lanna Action for Burma, says the country’s superstitious generals, especially junta leader Gen. Than Shwe, also believe that contact with women’s underwear saps them of power.

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3 Responses

  1. thescoundrel says:

    Hopefully it does not make matter worse. The problem with insulting bullies is they often take it out on the people under their control.

  2. writingran49 says:

    It’s pretty bad already, scoundrel.

  3. floyd says:

    This crackdown has been swift and harsh, even shooting into crowds is taking place. YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar on Saturday lifted a curfew and ended a ban on assembly imposed during a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations, a sign that military rulers are confident they have crushed the country’s largest protests in two decades.
    L.A Times.
    It looks as though they are easing up a bit, but that could just be for show who knows what’s going on in there.

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