Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Boobquake!

In the name of Science I offer my boobs
    "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.

    I have a modest proposal.

    Sedighi claims that not dressing modestly causes earthquakes. If so, we should be able to test this claim scientifically. You all remember the homeopathy overdose?...

Clarification about Boobquake
    So what started as a joke and somewhat sarcastic reply to the ludicrous notion that women's immodesty causes earthquakes has now exploded. Seriously, internet, you scare and amaze me sometimes. The Facebook event already has almost 14,000 attendees (and 60,000 invited) in just over 24 hours. The wall is getting comments so quickly that I had to disable Facebook email notifications because my inbox was getting flooded. The twitter stream for #boobquake is updating so quickly that I can't keep up. To top that off, I just got interviewed by the largest newspaper in Canada and some radio station in Ireland wants to interview me.

    Because I made a boob joke.

    ...That being said, I don't think the event is completely contrary to feminist deals. I'm asking women to wear their most "immodest" outfit that they already would wear, but to coordinate it all on the same day for the sake of the experiment. Heck, just showing an ankle would be considered immodest by some people. I don't want to force people out of their comfort zones, because I believe women have the right to choose how they want to dress. Please don't pressure women to participate if they don't want to. If men ogle, that's the fault of the men, not me for dressing how I like. If I want to a show a little cleavage or joke about my boobs, that's my prerogative...

So anyone want to do a scientific experiment on April 26th? I'm good to go!
Anisah, looking in her closet for something to wear on Monday...

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoot! I have to work on Monday.

Your sister Lori

7:42 PM  
Blogger Anisah said...

Wouldn't want a scandal at work, would ya? haha

4:29 PM  

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