Saturday, October 20, 2007
How to Protest with Panache
You may have heard about the troubles in the Southeast Asian country of Burma (also known as Myanmar). It's ruled by an oppressive military regime which forces most of the Burmese people to live in terrible poverty. Recent protests inside the country have gotten a lot of attention here in the US.
Now, women around the world have found a new way to protest the regime. They're sending them their underwear. (I'm not kidding. It was in the New York Times.) Supposedly the superstitious generals who run Burma believe that contact with women's underwear "saps them of their powers."