Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – Fashionable Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, is usually an “in” place, but for 30 minutes during lunch break Monday the dress code was decidedly “out,” as in “immodest displays of cleavage.”
The low-cut, if not low-key, demonstration was part of “Boobquake,” an idea spawned last week by blogger Jen McCreight with the words, “In the name of science, I offer my boobs,” on Facebook.
McCreight developed “Boobquake” in reaction to Iranian prayer leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, who last week blamed the recent upspirt of earthquakes on “many women who do not dress modestly… lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society.”
Women across the United States were reported as vowing to wear revealing shirts to prove the shocking hypothesis that cleavage does not in fact, produce earthquakes but Dupont provided the proof. Some of the women on the circle wore T-shirts printed with the slogan “doing our part for the science.” One attendee called it a boob-joke turned-political statement with women bringing out cleavage and other ogling focus areas in Dupont on their lunch breaks,
Some pointed to the event as demeaning to women, but the blogger, self-described as “a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist trapped in Indiana,” has in the meantime, clarified the purpose of the event, writing, “I just want to apologize if this comes off as demeaning toward women. To be honest, it started as a silly joke that I hurriedly fired off since I was about to miss the beginning of ‘House.'”
The Twitterverse is going berserk and one can follow throughout the day on Twitter via hashtag #boobquake.