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."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

that really is officially the weirdest thing I've ever heard of, and believe me, I've seen many a strange folk. Anaka, you're right. Idiots. Utter idiots! o ya, I loved empresses tomb! Best book ever! please write more!

8:45 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

ur right. they are idiots. if you 'lost ur powers' by touching womens underwear, i'd be powerless by now???

10:22 PM  

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