Scantily Clad Women + Extramarital Sex = Earthquakes
From the national post:
A senior Iranian cleric has given a new reason for women to cover up. If they don’t dress modestly, Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi claims, this leads to adulterous affairs. These, in turn, lead to earthquakes.
“Many women who dress inappropriately … cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes,” the Ayatollah told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran.
“Calamities are the result of people’s deeds…. We have no way but [to] conform to Islam to ward off dangers,” he added, according to a report on the Indian website, Oneindia.
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There’s so much wrong with that way of thinking that I hope I can forgo the need to deconstruct it for anybody. However, the best response to this so far is from here.
A US student who has attracted 30 000 supporters for a Facebook campaign urging women to show as much cleavage as possible to prove that breasts do not cause earthquakes.
Jen McCreight’s Boobquake day on Monday, April 26 is in protest against an Iranian cleric who claimed that women who do not cover up were to blame for predictions that Tehran would be hit by a quake.
McCreight, a student at West Lafayette, Indiana, is determined to prove him wrong through her Boobquake campaign.
“Sedighi claims that not dressing modestly causes earthquakes. If so, we should be able to test this claim scientifically,” she wrote.
“On Monday, April 26, 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.”
Methinks a little something called The Enlightenment missed that part of the world. It will be a good thing whenever it arrives there…