Free Your Naughty Bits, Free Burma

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If you felt powerless to help Burma in its struggle for democracy during the country’s recent, but so far resultless, protests, well, your panties may help. The Lanna Action for Burma Committee is asking women of all nations to contribute their undergarments to its Panty Power Campaign, which aims to let the generals of the ruling junta know that people around the world don’t approve of its rampant human rights abuses. In addition, said generals are superstitious freaks who, according to LABC, believe that contact with ladies’ lingerie can render a man feeble.

So take off your panties and send them to the embassy near you; it’s easier, more fun, and more direct than writing a letter to the U.N. Try to veto this, China!

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