Monday, April 26, 2010

Because we are pro-boob. By that of course I mean pro-science.

I don't know if you've heard about Boobquake?

A blogger in Indiana named Jen McCreight (her blog with explanation is linked above) came up with the idea.

Taken from the Facebook page: "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.

So the Boobquake experiment is very simple - show as much cleavage or dress as immodestly as you are willing today...and see what happens.

It's kind of brilliant, no?

So there's a gathering in Dupont Circle at noon. And as fate would have it, I'm now home on Mondays.

And Big J and I love fresh air, hate oppression, and are overwhelmingly pro-boob. And I may be a lot less scandalous more modest than I used to be, but really, when it comes down to it, modesty is tedious. And scientific experiments are important.

In other words, I'm trying to figure out what to wear.

I'll let you all know how it goes.


  1. Oh, now you tell me. I am already dressed and at work. I will just open another button, but it still isn't the desired look to help out with this experiment.

    On the other hand, I did buy new bras from Victoria Secret this weekend. A first for me. Does that count?

  2. I just learned about it myself! Otherwise would've blogged about it earlier!

    I think, in the eyes of the mullahs, all immodesty counts. I mean, you're already much more exposed in public than they allow women in Iran to be. Definitely report if you feel any tremors in your vicinity.

  3. Oddly, I just had a thread about this open in another tab. And I completely forgot that it was today, or else I would have rocked a shirt with a little more cleavage.

    Especially since I actually have cleavage now.

  4. Lisa - Interesting. A friend just emailed this morning saying this seemed up my alley.

    And I feel like I should take advantage of having some one last time. It'll be gone by next month, I'm pretty sure.

    HKW - I am certain your outfit would get you caned by the modesty police in Iran. So definitely! :)

  5. Strangely coincidental,but I just read on that there was an earthquake in Taiwain this morning. Lisa, you didn't go all out, did you? :-))

  6. wish I had known about this getting dressed this morning. My shirt is pretty tight, but not cleavage revealing (except for tightness wise). Hmmm. Maybe I'll undo a button or two. . . .

  7. Vancouver's Boobquake rally is at 4pm so unfortunately I won't be able to make it. I would have to whip out my tees at work to participate, which likely wouldn't be an issue seeing as I work with 10 men and only 1 other woman. Hmm. I may or may not participate is what I'm saying. I look forward to hearing about your boobquake experience :)

  8. The plunge-y neckline dress! From Bluefly! You know the one...

    I wish I had known about this, this morning. However, I will be playing pool later. And leaning over the table to take a shot can make pretty much ANY top risqué...

  9. Susan H - I know! I heard about that too!

    And you are giving me muuuuch more credit than I deserve.:)

    cla517 - I believe tight counts.

    Hillary - It was small. More reporters than quakers. I'll be interested to hear about Vancouver's, whether you participate or no.

    Dagny - The weather was too crummy, but I love that you remember that dress! I wore a black Susana Monaco top and jeans. Mom-ish but boobish.

    Yah, pool is a special situation.

  10. Wait, do mullahs consider breastfeeding scandalous? Because then I've been scandalicious for months!

    I need to find out how to get my hands on a tube top...

  11. I brought DCup back for the day. She was very happy. How did the even go?

  12. I hope Big J sports some cleavage, too.

  13. Reason 4,135 why I love you.

  14. I'm out in the middle of the proverbial nowhere, and can't get to town. Otherwise, I'd go too.

    I just wanted to thank you, LG, and all the other women who went out for this event.

  15. I didnt know about this but realised at a meeting today I had cleavage showing as one of the managers seemed to address the entire part of his section of the meeting at my chest. Weirdo!! :S lol

  16. sadly i can't contribute much to Boobquakes, the last time i had cleavage was my wedding day and i paid big money for that special effect.
    and you must take pictures for us! i'm very curious what this gathering will turn out like

  17. Fantastic idea. Wish I was there!

    We had a small earth tremor here yesterday actually so... hmmmm!

  18. Um, was that you in the background on CNN this morning?

  19. KLZ - I have no idea. But I have to imagine in public it would be shocking. You'd have to expose so much.

    Lisa - Because she rocks! It was good. Not big, but good.

    Wendy - Was cold! He was all sweatered up.

    LiLu - I love you! And thanks for the shout out!

    Tamater Sammich - Thanks. There weren't a lot in DC.

    Go-Betty - Ugh! That's terrible behavior on his part!

    notsojenny - I offered up my modest contribution. It'll go away as soon as the breastfeeding ends.

    Miranda - Power of the boob!

    Andie - Probably. A friend called Nick and said he saw me on the news. I have to look.


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