Women Panties for Peace in Burma

October 20th, 2007

Women in several countries have begun sending their panties to Myanmar embassies in a culturally insulting gesture of protest against the brutal crackdown as a part of “Panties for Peace” campaign.

The Lanna Action for Burma organized the action dubbed “Panties for Peace” campaign and started sending and delivering the panties this week, and has requested all the women to post post, deliver or fling your panties at the closest Burmese Embassy.

The group, Lanna Action for Burma, says the country’s superstitious generals, especially junta leader General Than Shwe, also believe that contact with women’s underwear saps them of power.

The group said the campaign is a chance for women to take away the power of the military junta, which received worldwide condemnation for violently suppressing the pro-democracy protest on Sept. 26 and 27 resulting in a number of deaths.

Earlier, “Panties for Peace” campaign was linked to “Save Darfur”.   Wikipedia doesn’t have any information of this campaign. I tried looking for more information on this campaign but could not find any thing useful. 





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  1. Strange action! But I hope it will help to settle piece in Burma.

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