Women all over the planet have found a unique tool to protest the brutal military regime in Myanmar. Their secret weapon? Underwear.
Women all over the planet have found a unique tool to protest the brutal military regime in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Their secret weapon? Underwear.
Thongs, polka-dots, or Granny panties, with tags from Target or Victoria’s Secret – the style and brand don’t matter one bit. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the superstitious leaders of the military junta in Myanmar believe that any physical contact with a pair of women’s panties will “rob them of their power.”
So, a protest group called Lanna Action for Burma has banded together with the aim of getting women from every nation to send some of their unmentionables to the Myanmar embassies within their home countries. The name of the mission is, of course, “Panties for Peace.” And while the mailbags full of lacy delicates may not flat-out end the fighting, it serves as “an extremely strong message in Burmese and in all Southeast Asian culture,” activist Liz Hilton told the Daily Mail.
If you want to join in the panty protest, just pick up a pair or two and visit lannaactionforburma.blogspot.com for details.