Published April 26, 2010
| NewsCorp Australian Papers
Boobquake, a day of action that calls on women worldwide to dress scandalously and prove wrong an Iranian cleric who blames natural disasters on immodest cleavage, has started disastrously, news.com.au reported Monday.
At 11am (local time), a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan, no doubt causing thousands of Boobquake fans to hastily button up.
Although Boobquake founder Jennifer McCreight, of Indiana in the U.S., has claimed that the quake does not count because it happened outside her Boobquake time zone, she admitted on her blog that the wobble was significant, but not unusual.
“On avg, 134 magnitude 6-6.9 earthquakes occur annually,” she wrote on her Twitter feed, before following it up on her blog with: “If we get many of a similar magnitude in the next 24 hours, we might start worshipping the power of immodesty.”
Blogger McCreight called on women to show as much cleavage as possible on Monday in order to prove Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi wrong for claiming that promiscuous women were responsible for causing earthquakes.
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Sedighi said last week.
Meanwhile "saddened" by the frivolousness of Boobquake, a new Facebook group is calling for "Brainquake," a day for women to “show off their resumes, CVs, honors, prizes, and accomplishments.”