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Activists send female underwear to Burmese embassies

Friday October 19, 2007, Guardian Unlimited 

Activists exasperated at the failure of diplomacy to apply pressure on Burma's military regime are resorting to a new means of protest against the regime's recent crackdown: sending female underwear to Burmese embassies.

Embassies in the UK, Thailand, Australia and Singapore have all been targeted by the "Panties for Peace" campaign, co-ordinated by an activist group based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"Not only are they brutal, but they are also very superstitious. They believe that touching a woman's pants or sarong will make them lose their strength," Ms Pollack told Guardian Unlimited. read more..


Think globally, act locally: panty raid in Myanmar

by Jill Miller Zimon October 19, 2007 

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. read more..

Myanmar Embassies Struck With Panty Protests

There has been no response from Myanmar officials on the "Panty Protest" according to the Lanna Action for Burma web site. The group is urging women to send their panties to Myanmar embassies as a form of protest against recent government crackdowns.

The gesture is considered to be very strong in Southeast Asian culture. "Send early, send often" states the activist group. Contact with women's underwear will drain them of power, or so the country's superstitious generals believe.

Women from around the world have started sending their underwear in response to the informally organized protest.


'Panty protests' strike Myanmar embassies

10/19/2007 | 06:22 PM

ANGKOK, Thailand - 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. read more..

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