Monday, 26 April 2010

Boobquake Monday!



Well, I begged mercy from the volcano, but today it's everyone's chance to defy the earthquake. Today is BOOBQUAKE DAY. If you haven't already heard, let me explain:


"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.“What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?” he asked during a prayer sermon on Friday. “There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam’s moral codes.”

A fine example of how religion manages to combine misogyny with moronic superstition, you might well think. Well, scientist and atheist Jen McCreight (pictured above) is leading, via her Facebook page, an international effort to, *ahem*, "test" the causal connection between boobies and tectontic upheavals by being immodest in public. She says:

"On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. 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. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I'm sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn't rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it'll be one involving plate tectonics.
So, who's with me? I may be a D cup, but that will probably only produce a slight tremor on its own. If you'll be joining me on twitter, use the tag #boobquake! Or join the facebook event!"


She's got more than 20,000 women pledging to join in. She's being interviewed on CNN and the BBC World Service. There are T-shirts for survivors!

I'm not likely to be out in public myself tomorrow, but to to show my support I thought I'd post the full-sized, undistorted version  of the picture I posted with my F-Stop article a few weeks back. Okay, so the original photo is twenty years old, but I do (immodestly) think it's a fine shot of my ass.  Now I will sit back and wait for the wrath of the Almighty.

Go on God - knock yourself out.

 
 [click on pic to enlarge, lol]

17 comments:

Erobintica said...

Hmmm. I could probably cause a 6.0 just by taking my bra off too fast! LOLOLOL

t'Sade said...

Yes, that is a magnificent ass. Worthy of at least a few natural disaster films... wait, that doesn't sound right.

The idea of the boobquake is amusing, though. Sad that someone would make announcements like that.

neve black said...

Boobquake? Um...well, let's just say I've never wondered if guys liked me for my big boobquakes. :-)

Cheers to boobies everywhere though.

p.s. nice ass, J.

Craig Sorensen said...

The idiocy that some people in authority profess to try to forward their agendas truly amazes me.

If this Sedighi guy truly believes what he's saying, he's a moron. If he doesn't he's a ... well ... moron.

Janine Ashbless said...

Sad that someone would make announcements like that. It's not just sad - it's both hilariously stupid and utterly vile.

btw, The amount of cleavage on display at the Elf Fair should have sunk the Netherlands, if that cleric was right!

Erobintica said...

I'm officially doing my part today!

Janine Ashbless said...

Yay!
:-)

Jo said...

My friend blogged about this and called it 'East meets Breast'. Heh.

Jo said...

Heh, Neve - your boobquakes bring all the boys to the yard...

Beth said...

LOL! Tee hee, I will do my part tonight, when I'm playing D&D. Does this anti-tit person say that's evil as well, or is that just evangelicals? Can't tell the difference between extremists, myself. He's just jealous coz he can't wear corsets.

Janine Ashbless said...

The anti-D&D attitude usually pertains to Christian clerics, not Muslim ones, as far as I know. Muslims aren't so obsessed with teenagers covertly worshiping devils or whatever it's supposed to be...

Lol - I said "clerics". Now I'm thinking of +3 maces and Zones of Truth... See how corrupted I am?

Craig Sorensen said...

Beth said: He's just jealous coz he can't wear corsets.

Know what? I wouldn't be so sure he doesn't wear corsets, but I'll bet he doesn't have the legs for the dress...

t'Sade said...

Evard's Black Tentacles really only have one purpose in life. Of course, that is probably why Order of the Stick added the "Evard's Black Tentacles of Forced Intrusion" to the spell list.

Janine Ashbless said...

We like Order of the Stick!

Kat said...

Well, I did my bit and not so much as a tremor to be felt despite hardly a male gaze managing to raise itself up to my eye level all day!

Janine Ashbless said...

lol!

Oh, the magnetic power of the cleavage!

Janine Ashbless said...

Official Boobquake results and analysis HERE - you may need your maths head on.
:-)