Women around the world were outraged at an Iranian cleric’s assertion earlier this month that natural disasters are caused by women.
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” said Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi.
In response, blogger Jennifer McCreight (blaghag.com) decided to shake things up with “Boobquake,” a Facebook event that encouraged women to let it all hang out:
On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that’s your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I’m sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it’ll be one involving plate tectonics.
So, who’s with me? I may be a D cup, but that will probably only produce a slight tremor on its own. If you’ll be joining me on twitter, use the tag #boobquake! Or join the facebook event!
Over 200,000 women, or approximately 400,000 boobs, pledged to rock Sedighi’s world. But if their intent was to disprove his theory, then Boobquake was a flop because on Monday Taiwan experienced a 6.5 earthquake.
McCreight quickly dismissed the quake. “No, the Taiwan earthquake is not statistically significant – yet. If we get many of a similar magnitude in the next 24 hours, then we might start worshipping the power of immodesty,” she said.