Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Boobquake

Last week senior Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi made quite an astonishing claim. Apparently earthquakes are cause by women dressing immodestly. And that if Tehran wants to be spared a massive Earthquake like the recent one in Port Au Prince, Iranian women must stop challenging the strict Islamic dress code that exist in the country. Quite unbelievable really ! Not surprisingly, advocates of women's rights the world over were not too pleased with this blatantly misogynistic statement.

An ingenious campaign led by American student Jen McCreight was launched to test the clerics theory and see if he might actually be on to something. She initiated a campaign on facebook and twitter to encourage as many women as possible to wear their most revealing clothes on the one day to see if it might trigger a quake. Yesterday over 200,000 women participated in the online event. Follow this link to view some of the participants. I highly highly highly recommend that you do so. In any event yesterday the 26th of April passed off without any earthquake. This pretty much proves what all normal thinking people already knew to be true. That Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, like most Iranian clergy is in fact a perverted man with a warped view of the human race.

Below is an interview with Jen McCreight, the creator of boobquake.


And even the famous Russian beauty Marina Orlov of Hot for Words fame has gotten behind the boobquake campaign. Probably not necessary to show this clip but Gubu World could do with the extra hits.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats more like it ted

Benito said...

THIS MOMENTOUS DAY!

Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s syndrome child.

Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example.

Each smallest act of kindness – even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile – reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will.

All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined – those dead, those living, those generations yet to come – that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands.

Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength – the very survival – of the human tapestry.

Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days for which we, in our dissatisfaction, so often yearn are already with us; all great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in THIS MOMENTOUS DAY! – Rev. H.R. White

Excerpt from Dean Koontz’s book, “From the Corner of His Eye”.

It embodies the idea of how the smallest of acts can have such a profound effect on each of our lives.

Ted Leddy said...

Thanks for the wise words Benito

Perhaps what you are saying is that a small act like organising boobquake day could have a "profound effect" on the world by lets say, bringing about the downfall of the Iranian regime. Or have I missed your point entirely.