From the girlfriend, (wo)manning the Pittsburgh bureau of the Ranch, comes word of an unorthodox method of political expression:
Women in several countries, including Australia, have begun sending their underpants to Burma embassies in a culturally insulting gesture of protest against the recent brutal crackdown. '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.Flinging undergarments may win somebody a Nobel Peace Prize!* * *
Hilton said women in Thailand, Australia, Singapore, England and other European countries had started sending or delivering their underwear to Burma missions following informal coordination among activist organisations 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.