Mark Your Calendars! Fight Terrorism!

April 20th is Draw Muhammad Day.

Even better, and to fight similar outbursts of ignorance, April 26th is Boobquake Day:

It started as a college student’s snide response to an Iranian cleric’s assertion that scantily clad women cause earthquakes.

But as of Thursday, it had become much, much bigger.

Jen McCreight, a self-described atheist, feminist and geek “trapped in Indiana,” took issue with Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi’s message during Friday prayers in Tehran, the Iranian capital.

The hard-line cleric, who was standing in for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, said women who dress provocatively – thereby tempting men – are to blame for the world’s temblors…

McCreight, who is pursuing a double major in genetics and evolution, took to her blog, Blag Hag, on Monday, demanding that the world’s women band together in a scientific experiment to test the merits of Sadeghi’s hypothesis.

“Time for a Boobquake,” she wrote. “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.”

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One Comment on “Mark Your Calendars! Fight Terrorism!”

  1. Andy Says:

    Hey Wheeler. You wrote, “April 20th is Draw Muhammad Day.”

    I guess I missed it…since April 20th was about 10 days ago.

    But, on to the Boobquake. There is a great explanation here as to how it all works.


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