(Guest Post by Brian Kisida via Mid-Riffs)
Some of you may have heard that there was a small earthquake in Northwest Arkansas last week. What you may not know is the reason. Well, it turns out that earthquakes actually have nothing to do with shifting tectonic plates. According to an Iranian government official and cleric, earthquakes are women’s fault, specifically women who do not dress modestly (think burqa).
Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes.”
If you’re keeping up with current science, then you already know that Pat Robertson discovered that gays and lesbians were responsible for hurricane Katrina, and that the earthquake in Haiti was a result of their pact with the devil. Of course, a major differnece is that here in the US we are free to make fun of Pat Robertson-types. In Iran, these types of lunatics run the government.
Here in the U.S., many women tested Sedighi’s theory by conducting a massive “Boobquake.” News reports claimed that the Boobquake failed to trigger an earthquake. I guess they failed to notice the small one that hit NWA.
Then again, the local quake could have been our own fault.