Myanmar Panty Protest: "Send Early, Send Often!"
I'm fully behind this:
Women in several countries have begun sending their panties to Myanmar embassies in a culturally insulting gesture of protest against the recent violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters there, a campaign supporter said yesterday.
"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 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.
"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.
The address for the DC embassy is here. More on the polluting power of women in Buddhism here. The New Light of Myanmar accuses monks of threatening to send women's underwear to one another here.