Fight fire with fire, they say. Outraged by the ridiculous statement from a senior Iranian cleric that “immodestly dressed” women were the cause of earthquakes (I mentioned it a few days ago), one university student decided to stage a “boobquake”:
An Islamic cleric’s suggestion that immodestly dressed women cause earthquakes has drawn thousands to join an American student’s busty bid to shake up the world — by revealing cleavage.
Jen McCreight is the creator of Boobquake, an event scheduled for Monday, which has already garnered the support of more than 40,000 people on Facebook.
“With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake,” she wrote on her blog. “If not, I’m sure Mr. Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble.”
I am usually more on the side of modesty, but I think I’ll make an exception in this case. But fear not: You don’t have to bare more than you really want in order to participate:
Ms. McCreight, who describes herself as an liberal, atheist feminist, said women don’t have to show off their cleavage or wear a short skirt to participate.
“The name of the event may be about boobs, but feel free to show an ankle on Monday — that will still be immodest to someone, somewhere,” she said.