Activist Liz Hilton added: "It's an extremely strong message in Burmese and in all Southeast Asian culture.
[Source: Daily Mail] Despite the fact that prostitution is illegal in Myanmar, many women are in the sex trade because of the difficulties making decent money doing anything else.
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So this is your chance to use your Panty Power to take away the power from them.The arrival of desperate young women ready to trade their bodies for the equivalent of two or three dollars has depressed Rangoon prices still further, and the new girls on the block face not only police harassment but the hostility of the “old timers.” [Source: Aung Thet Wine, The Irrawaddy, July 15, 2008 *] “One afternoon in central Rangoon, I went hunting for an interview subject in one of the city’s main thoroughfares, Bogyoke Aung San Street. Outside the Thwin cinema, a woman in her forties approached me with the offer of a girl of my choice.She was accompanied by about nine heavily made-up young women, ranging in age from the mid-teens to their thirties.To my alarm, he invited them in, sat them down and, after some pleasantries, he handed them a large envelope, clearly containing money. “Don’t worry, they’re my friends,” the guesthouse owner assured me.* “Brothels masquerading as guesthouses are mushrooming all over Rangoon, despite the difficulty of obtaining licenses.