CHICAGO – Can cleavage cause an earthquake? Women all over the country are testing the theory.
It all started with a blog post from Purdue University senior, Jennifer McCreight. She was upset over comments a senior Iranian cleric made about women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously.
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying.
So McCreight is putting it to the test. After hearing the comments, McCreight went right to her blog, Blag Hag, demanding the world’s women band together in a scientific experiment to test the merits of the Iranian cleric’s theory.
“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.”
As of 8:30 a.m. CST, Monday, April 26, Boobquake’s Facebook page has 46,473 people saying they “Like” the idea. McCreight tells WGN Morning News women all over Purdue’s campus will be showing their cleavage all day, instead of just during the specific “experiment” time which begins at noon CST.
McCreight’s call for cleavage has spread. There are gatherings planned across the country, including one at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.
WGN Morning News polled viewers Friday, April 23, with 69% of viewers saying they would also participate in the “Boobquake.”