Is there a Boobquake coming? There may very well be a Boobquake on Monday, as women in the United States, and around the globe, prepare to, well, quake their boobs in response to a radical religious leader’s recent comments.
Iranian Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi said, “Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray . . . which increases earthquakes.”
I am not making this up. This is what the man said.
This man apparently believes that sexily attired women cause men to somehow cause earthquakes. While in my younger years our neighbors downstairs accused my new bride and me of too much quaking at times, I don’t think even they thought we were somehow going to cause an actual earthquake. I think they were just jealous, actually.
But Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi apparently does think that sexy women lead, literally, to earthquakes and has said as much. Before anybody think this is something only a radical Muslim might say, bear in mind that it’s not that different, really, than when Pat Robertson blamed the devastating Haiti earthquake on its citizens’ past political positions. Those toddlers underneath the rubble were just being taught a lesson by God, basically, is what the good reverend was saying. Tough love, as it were.
The reaction to Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s comments seems to be profound. He’s done what every good religious leader does: he’s made people think. And many people think they should now show their mouth watering bosoms in response.
See, the most, well, visible reaction to his comments will come on Monday when an untold number of women are planning to show more skin than usual in what an event that is being called ‘Boobquake’. It is the idea of Purdue University senior Jennifer McCreight, who has written about it on her blog and has quickly generated quite a bit of attention and participation.
On her blog, McCreight describes herself as a “a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist” who is “trapped in Indiana”.
I am married and love my wife…but if I weren’t, I know where I’d be headed right now. But I digress.
McCreight, in her blog post on Monday, April 19, wrote that on the following Monday, (April 26th), she will wear “the most cleavage-showing shirt I own”. She “encourages 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.”
McCreight started a Facebook group to help recruit members and as of this writing, nearly 40,000 women have signed up and agreed to show more skin.
If you’re scoring at home, McCreight says she is a D-cup. Listen, I report, you decide.
I have unscientifically surveyed many of my guy friends (and the lesbian couple who lives next door), and it’s unanimous that everybody seems to be in complete support of McCreight’s movement. Or, movements. Depending on the context. Either way though, she’ll get a lot of support for her planned lack of support. If that makes any sense.
I just hope Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi is wrong, though. In the off chance that he is right, Boobquake could cause an earthquake of massive, D-cup-like proportions. But at least we’ll all die with smiles on our faces.
Source: Jennifer Bain, “A date to quake your boobies”, nypost.com