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EAGLE EYE
04-25-2010, 10:42 PM
Do Boobs Cause Earthquakes? Facebook Event Aims to Prove It


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After prominent Iranian cleric Kazem Sedighi said that women’s immodesty increases earthquakes (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-ml-iran-earthquakes-promiscuity,0,6333394.story), a Purdue University student named Jen McCreight created a Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116336578385346&ref=ts) event called “Boobquake,” calling for the women of the world to wear their most revealing outfits on Monday, April 26.
Sedighi was quoted in the Chicago Tribune saying, “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”
The plan, of course, is to embarrass Sedighi if a significant increase in earthquakes does not occur on Monday. The event has more than 177,000 “confirmed” guests and 57,000 “maybes.” There’s also a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boobquake/115608248460905) [Explicit Images] that has been liked by more than 37,000 users, and a Twitter (http://mashable.com/social-media/twitter) hashtag called #boobquake (http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23boobquake) that’s getting several updates per minute. Boobquake has been all over the mainstream media, and merchandise is already rolling out — t-shirts and the like. It’s this weekend’s social media phenomenon.
For many, this is an example of how social media can raise public awareness of some issues and generate discussion. For quite a few straight men of the more narrow-minded variety, though, it’s mostly an opportunity to do some extra ogling. Both of those are the last things Sedighi wants.
The event has nevertheless stirred up a lot of controversy even among non-religious people. Some groups of feminists are saying that it only adds to the sexualization of women, in contrast to others who are saying that it’s all about women having the freedom to present themselves however they want.
McCreight responded to the concerns in her blog (http://www.blaghag.com/2010/04/quick-clarification-about-boobquake.html), saying she never knew the event would become much more than a private joke, and that she’d have been more careful about wording and execution had she known.


http://mashable.com/2010/04/25/boobquake/

beautifulrock
04-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Turn off all the lights in your house and play Black Mozart on full blast. I'm not saying it'll cause an earthquake, I'm just saying it's the right thing to do.

Uncle Steezo
04-26-2010, 08:43 AM
damn son!
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SKAMPOE
04-26-2010, 09:55 AM
damn....

Frank Sobotka
04-26-2010, 11:01 AM
Damnit I shouldn't have stayed home

Uncle Steezo
04-26-2010, 11:32 AM
Playing games with the universe is dangerous in the dubdime.