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Women send panties to Myanmar in protest (Embassy address below)
Fri Oct 19, 4:54 PM ET
BANGKOK, 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.
To widespread international condemnation, the military in Myanmar, also known as Burma, crushed mass anti-regime demonstrations recently and continues to hunt down and imprison those who took part. Hilton said women in Thailand, Australia, Singapore, England and other European countries have started sending or delivering their underwear to Myanmar missions following informal coordination among activist organizations and individuals.
"You can post, deliver or fling your panties at the closest Burmese Embassy any day from today. Send early, send often!" the Lanna Action for Burma Web site urges. "So far we have had no response from Burmese officials," Hilton said.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071019/ap_on_fe_st/panties
An easy way to do this:
Lanna Action For Burma:http://lannaactionforburma.blogspot.com/2007/10/action-
Soulful and Gifted : Myanmar Panties Protest
Please Note: Up to 5 pairs of Panties/Thongs can be shipped for $5.00 to the US. For your convenience here is the postal address of the Myanmar Embassy in the US:
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S Street NW,
Washington D.C. - 20008
For the next 7 days our designer is offering free customisation for the Free Burma/Myanmar cause. Simply use the contact us form in the left sidebar with the message you would like to have on your panties/thong and it will be created and posted here for you to order. Please do not order until you see your requested design in store.
This section of the store has been created to offer a lower price and customised messages for those who wish to participate in the "Panties Protest". This section is hidden from the main store. If you wish to pass on to others the address for this section for their own customised protest panties, please use the address in the URL bar above and not the main store address. This section cannot be found via the main store address.
To order panties to be sent, check out the CafePress Hidden Protest section:http://www.cafepress.com/soulfulngifted/3876708
My friend's comment: These guys must be quite sexist, not to mention weird, if they think touching panties will weaken them! Skid marks, anyone?
I bet used menstrual products would wipe 'em out completely!! Hmm, we could start a movement -- Tampons for Democracy, say?? I thought a tampon was a resident of Tampa, also.
Lace missiles? Silk ribbon bombs?
New frontiers in Girl Power or Goddess Power,
I guess. Don't forget, Gandhi said that tyrants always fall.
Wishing everyone nice clean unholey undies as well as clean actions against evil,