Women around the world are showing off some cleavage on Monday to try to prove the dire predictions of an Iranian cleric wrong. Dubbed "Boobquake," the idea evolved after Islamic cleric Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi linked women's attire to natural disasters in an interview with Iranian media on April In response, blogger Jen McCreight encouraged women to wear cleavage-enhancing apparel on Monday. More than 80, people joined a Facebook group promoting the idea, and "Boobquake" was a trending topic in Canada on Twitter on Monday. A model shows off one of several shirts for sale to commemorate Boobquake. Proceeds from the shirts will go to the Red Cross.
Women show cleavage for 'Boobquake' in response to Iranian cleric
The Social and Historical Backgrounds in Activation of Ethnic Cleavage in Iran
Boobquake was a rally which took place on April 26, which served to protest news reports of controversial beliefs blaming women who dress immodestly for causing earthquakes. It was inspired by blogger Jey McCreight. The Boobquake rally served to protest news reports of controversial beliefs espoused by Hojatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi , an Islamic religious authority in Iran. Seddiqi blamed women who dress immodestly for causing earthquakes. On April 19, it was reported that Seddiqi advised his listeners that "Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes" and Iranians should "adapt their lives to Islam's moral codes" to avoid being "buried under the rubble". In response to Seddiqi's comments, a blogger named Jey McCreight invited people to dress "in your immodest clothing to represent Boobquake.
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