The Boobquake is coming! And no, I’m not talking about what happens when Christina Hendricks walks into a room. The Boobquake is a whole new holiday that’s a lot more fun than Earth Day and one of the only women’s rights movements that female activists’ husbands might want to be involved in (by doing a little girl watching on April 26th). So what is the Boobquake, and how can you get involved?
The Boobquake is actually a response to a deeply disturbing and saddening message sent to women of the world by Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, who recently claimed that promiscuous women that don’t dress modestly are responsible for earthquakes. So instead of it being the fault of the many fault lines that Tehran straddles, he contends that women in the Islamic Republic who defy the law of the land, that they are required by law to be covered from head to toe, are to blame for causing the ground to shake. And so trying to create a Boobquake is a perfect response to his ridiculous remarks (seriously, earthquakes have existed since the beginning of our planet; so were scantily-clad dinosaurs to blame for previous earth shakings?).
Jennifer McCreight has responded with an epically awesome Facebook event called “Boobquake”, which encourages women to show as much cleavage as they dare (without getting arrested for indecent exposure) on April 26th. So far Boobquake has over 35,000 confirmed guests, and a Facebook page full of hilarious comments about the event.
Some Boobquake fans proclaim that they already show cleavage on a day-to-day basis, so the event really isn’t anything special to them. Gals boast their cup sizes and wonder how much they’ll make the earth shake, while guys on the Facebook page ponder how they are supposed to show their support with an inability to wear cleavage-boosting supportive bras. One poster also wonders exactly what everyone was up to in Iceland; if women showing a little skin causes earthquakes, then what exactly causes volcanoes?
It would be nice to see some celebrity support for this cause, and I really think Christina Hendricks, Katy Perry, and Scarlett Johansson could cause a minor earthquake if they would participate (sorry, Heidi Montag; I fear that your implants are actually in danger of a fissure, and I’d hate to see you have to have them removed).
I’m just hoping that Boobquake gets an official T-shirt (with a very low-cut top, of course). It would be a great way to raise money for earthquake victims, after all. Unfortunately, I doubt that Sedighi is going to learn anything from this; he should have learned already, because if showing skin caused natural disasters, the U.S. would just be one big crater.
And while women displaying cleavage is fun and all, Jennifer McCreight points out on her Facebook page that we should also help earthquake victims by donating to www.redcross.org. You can also visit www.theahafoundation.org to learn more about the abuses of women’s rights in the name of fundamentalist Islam. And of course be sure to visit the Boobquake Facebook page here.
So have fun letting it all hang out for a Boobquake on April 26, and just pray that some coincidental natural disaster doesn’t spring up!