“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Pants to Dictators

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The 21st century has seen a decline in feminism, direct action from women is often scorned, equal pay is still an issue, repressive regimes still treat some women has little more than chattel. but this particular campaign against the Burmese dictators is ingenious and an example of what women can do for themselves and others, the Register reports:

“The Burmese military is facing an unexpected threat from female opponents to its regime – a deluge of panties dispatched to the country’s embassies in a “culturally insulting gesture of protest” against its recent crackdown on protestors.

According to AP the Panties for Peace initiative is not merely symbolic, since the the group behind the campaign – Lanna Action for Burma – claims “superstitious generals, especially junta leader General Than Shwe… believe that contact with women’s underwear saps them of power”

Written by modernityblog

21/10/2007 at 19:49

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