What happens when a self-proclaimed “liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist trapped in Indiana” dashes off a snarky response to Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s comments that immodest women corrupt men and cause earthquakes? BOOBQUAKE!
On April 19, 2010, Jen McCreight dashed off some comments on her blog, Blag Hag, before running off to watch one of her favorite TV shows. Little did she suspect what her little spur of the moment missive would become!
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.
Well, the internet being what it is, and the general response by straight males (and plenty of women, as well) to anything to do with boobs, it took off. Read the initial blog post by Jen here. The BOOBQUAKE event took place, and the results are in!
Jen has been interviewed by media around the world, including the BBC and CNN. Quite the subject for her 15 minutes of fame, huh? Even though I can only appreciate boobs from a purely aesthetic point of view, all I can say is, you go girl!