Boobquake, the event to create an earthquake is set for Monday, April 26, 2010.
Just when you think you’ve heard every conspiracy theory regarding the volcano’s and earthquakes, along comes a Muslim cleric saying that woman who reveal their breasts can cause earthquakes. You couldn’t make this stuff up.
Tehran (April 24, 2010): A senior Iranian cleric opined that social decency would avoid earthquakes, the Tehran press reported Saturday.
Ayatollah Ahmad Janati, head of the senate-like Guardian Council, said that although no one can predict quakes, moral lifestyles filled with prayer and the giving of alms could prevent seismic activity.
The remarks by Jannati followed comments last week by cleric Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi suggesting that social immorality – such as improper women’s clothing and extramarital sex – would increase the probability of earthquakes.
Women in Iran are required by Islamic authorities to wear a head scarf and long gown to hide hair and body contours.http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=45966
Self described Jen McCreight, is a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist trapped in Indiana who runs the blog blaghag . http://www.blaghag.com/2010/04/in-name-of-science-i-offer-my-boobs.html
In the name of science she is offering her boobs to disprove that breasts cause earthquakes and wants women around the world to help her disprove the Ayatollahs statements. So far 159, 266 people have agreed to participate in the event on facebook.
I have a modest proposal.
Sedighi claims that not dressing modestly causes earthquakes. If so, we should be able to test this claim scientifically. You all remember the homeopathy overdose?
Time for a Boobquake.
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!
In an attempt to not objectify women she later wrote, “I just want to apologize if this comes off as demeaning toward women.” She also promises to do some follow up on her research.
And to the scientists who are concerned with my methods – don’t worry, I fully plan on doing some statistics after the event. I know many earthquakes happen on a daily basis, so we’re looking to see if Boobquake significantly increases the number or severity of earthquakes.
Science definitely won’t be boring for Boobquake Monday.
Follow the earthquake tremors at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/.
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