Skip to comments.Myanmar (Burma) embassies receiving "Panties for Peace"
Posted on 10/19/2007 5:45:32 AM PDT by Loyalist
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 website urges.
"So far we have had no response from Burmese officials,'' Hilton said.
I wonder if there is such a thing as stealth panites? Hmmmm.
No wonder Kerry and Algore lost their election bids!
The situation could be ripe for revolution.
If Hillary! sent me her panties, it would sap my power, too...
If they get any from Code Pink, I’d suggest burning them for sanity reasons.
“If they get any from Code Pink, I’d suggest burning them for sanity reasons.”
I meant “sanitary” reasons but “sanity” could work also. :)
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“No wonder Kerry and Algore lost their election bids!”
This adds a whole new meaning to the phrase “commando operation.”
I remember doing something like this in college...
“If Hillary! sent me her panties, it would sap my power, too..”
Yeah but after a proper cleaning you could use them for a two person hammock.
Code Pink’s panties are certified biological weapons of mass destruction.
I don’t think they’d survive RCA-1 RCA-2 and an HF dip.
I wonder if John Edwards has sent his yet?
Panties? She wears boxers.
Boxers made of 80 grit sandpaper?
Heh-heh, heh-heh, they said "crack down", heh-heh heh-heh
The only thing it would sap from me would be my lunch.
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