Jen McCreight responded to the claim of the Iranian cleric that girls dressing unmodestly have been causing earthquakes:
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?
Time for a Boobquake.
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.
It seems a most worthy scientific experiment.
And in just a few days, the Facebook page for the event has 145,000 confirmed attendees.
I suspect we will see a lot of coverage of this event on TV!