Saturday, 20 October 2007

Panties for Peace

Calling all women.

Your knickers have the power! Don't be afraid to use it!

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.

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 website urges.

Wow. I'm gonna make my knickers as *evil* as possible.
Perhaps I will even write "FREE BURMA" on them... blood. *Mwahahahahahahaaaa!*

Wooo hooo!!!!

Burma's Embassy in Australia:

22 Arkana St, YARRALUMNA, ACT 2600

SPDC Embassies Worldwide

Hmmm.... I wonder if I will need to put a 'hazardous material' warning on the package...

You know, this is also rather practical. What a great way to recycle! Don't throw away those ratty old, fraying at the edges or (even better) stained knickers! Post them to Burmese authorities and save the world at the same time!

Also useful for Miss America contestants. Instead of that stale old "What's most important to me is world peace" reply, they can say, "I'm actually working toward world peace. I send my dirty knickers to the generals in Burma! *hee*"

“The people of Burma are doing what they can inside [the country],” said Liz Hilton. “We should do whatever we can outside. Most of us are not politicians, we are not powerful people. But women do have the power of their panties—let’s use that.”

Ah Liz, I salute you.