That headline, believe it or not, is in all seriousness.  Jonathan Montepetit, writing for the Canadian Press, explains in his recent article “Women’s Underwear Needed in Fight for Democracy in Myanmar“:

I'd like to use this opportunity to urge everyone able to to consider helping in this important
humanitarian effort.  www.pantiesforpeace.ca for more info.  I'll leave the jokes to the rest 
of you.

Organizers launched the Canadian edition of the Panties for Peace! campaign
Tuesday with a call for women to send their underwear to the Myanmar embassy
in Ottawa.

The campaign plays off regional superstitions that contact with women's
panties can sap a man's power. Activists claim the fear is shared by the
leaders of the country's military regime.

"If you don't believe me, you can bring this to the Yangon airport - you
will be shot dead," said activist Thet Thet Tun as she clutched a pair of
white undies. "So we use this against them."

Spearheaded by a pro-democracy group based in Thailand, the campaign was
launched in the fall to draw attention to human rights abuses against women
in the country.

At the time, the junta was violently suppressing a pro-democracy uprising by
the country's Buddhist monks.

The Canadian version of the international campaign, co-ordinated by the
Quebec Women's Federation and Rights and Democracy, hopes to also raise
funds for victims of Cyclone Nargis.
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