You must have seen the word boobquake across internet in many sites, social networks etc. The recent boobquake protest across the internet is the brain child of a college student Jennifer McCreight, a self-described atheist, feminist and geek “trapped in Indiana”. It all started on 26th April, She took over issue with Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi’s message in Tehran, the Iranian capital.
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” A senior Iranian cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.
“When promiscuity spreads, earthquakes increase,” he said. “There is no way other than taking refuge in religion and adapting ourselves to Islamic behavior.”
Jennifer McCreight, who is pursuing a double major in genetics and evolution, invited on her blog, inviting women to gather at the Purdue Bell Tower “in your immodest clothing to represent Boobquake” to join for a scientific experiment to test Sedighi’s hypothesis!
She wrote- ““Time for a Boobquake, On Monday, April 26, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. … 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.”
So they had a gathering & Jennifer McCreight said that she would continue to monitor seismic activity for the next 24 hours. and after 24 hours the seismic report was also out, which said there was no earthquake due to Boobs!!! (is Sadeghi reading this??)
Although there was no siesmic waves generated but s asocial media wave was surely generated.
The event created on facebook which started by 30 confirmed guests and now it has 213600 confirmed guests!
The facebook page was created which has now 89,470 fans likes! one of the comments on facebook read – “Nice to know that WOMEN are SO powerful that they can make men AND nature quake with a flash of her breasts! LOL!”
The hashtag #boobquake was used by many and is till being used in many tweets.
Official boobquake Tshirts were sold, of which 100% of profit went to charities, half to the Red Cross and half to JREF.
The boobquake was covered across the internet in various blogs (including mashable), news sites etc.
boobquake got covered by CNN, BBC, CBC, ABC, FOX… and this is how she reacted – “When I heard “Iran,” I sat up on the couch. When I heard “cleric,” I sat on the edge of my seat. When I heard “boobquake” I jumped up and down high fiving my friend. When he said my name* and showed my photograph, I started screaming and flailing and even crying a little. But I’m a 22 year old geeky liberal – being on the Colbert Report is pretty much The Best Thing Ever. My friends and professors joked about it happening, but I never thought it really would!!!”
Whats your opinion on this?