College women across the country were seen wearing low-cut tops in protest of Iranian prayer leader's claim that provacative women are to blame for earthquakes.
Jennifer McCreight, genetics major at Purdue University, sponsored "Boobquake" Monday after reading comments from Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi about the quake that could hit Tehran.
"Many women who do not dress modestly and lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which [consequently] increases earthquakes," the cleric said, according to Iranian media quoted by the Associated Press.
McCreight made a call to action in a tongue-and-cheek blog entry.
"I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake."
Nearly 80,000 have clicked "like" to the boobquake facebook page. This list includes women from Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa, according to ABC News.
Ball State junior Jennifer Turner, a classical culture major, hadn't heard about the cleric's remarks or protest. She said American women may dress more provacatively than women in Iran, but their morals aren't any lower.
"It's just part of our culture here," she said. "It's a matter of opinion."
Freshman Dylan Ginn, sports administration major, considers it a "completely sexist remark."
"[It] doesn't have any correlation to earthquakes," he said. "That's just like saying guys cause volcanoes or hurricanes."
At least one students said wearing low-cut shirts is so commonplace, it's ineffective.
"I think she could prove her point in a different way," said sophomore Michelle Galeziewski, a psychology major.
"People do that [wear low-cut shirts] everyday."
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