Baby, you’re so sexy, you cause earthquakes.

“A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.”
Logical, I know. But before we go pointing the finger and laughing abroad, let’s not forget our own homegrown American fellas have bandied about similar nonsense from time to time. I almost enjoy when these guys go there because it reveals just how deeply rooted sexism still is.

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12 Comments

  1. Comrade Kevin
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    This is what we call scapegoating, children! Can you say that? Scapegoating?

  2. Toongrrl
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I am so hot!!! Check out my legs!!! What the hell???
    GIRL’S LEGS CAUSE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE.

  3. cattrack2
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Religious clerics are always trying to blame natural disasters on the Sin du Jour. They must have a hotline to God no one else has. Must be nice…Now if they could just tell the winning Lotto #s this week…

  4. Tracey T
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Sooooo, let me get this straight:
    Earthquakes- caused by pacts with the devil for freedom, promiscuous women, LGBTQ, and Deepak Chopra meditating.
    Hurricanes, Tornados: “immorality” of many stripes
    Glad to know there’s so much power in being a queer black female, too bad I can’t do anything about becoming Deepak Chopra, oh well, that level of power would really go to my head anyway.

  5. Lilith Luffles
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Somebody should show these people an earth sciences book. Natural disasters have been proven to be caused by things like pressure change and shifting plates in the earth.
    I mean, what about weather that is usually not deadly but can be destructive? Thunder storms are caused by little sins like women letting out tiny moans when they orgasm? Strong winds are caused by men putting their own dishes in the dishwasher?
    And as far as terrorism is concerned, I hope that Jerry Falwell realizes he essentially called God a terrorist. Keep up the good work.

  6. Dawn.
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Mmmmmm, fundamentalism. So ignorant it’s terrifying.

  7. Nik
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I learned about this by the event “Boobquake” on facebook. It’s a pretty kickass satire.
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116336578385346

  8. ShyFoxie
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    I’m so hot, I cause volcanic eruptions in Iceland as well ;)

  9. Suzann
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    So if I pop a button or two maybe I can get a moderate wind?
    I mean, it’s overcast today and we could use the breeze. :-)

  10. Sandra
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    That’s the thinking, Suzann. Stop blaming women’s sexuality for natural disaster and let’s start harnessing this incredible power to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
    ‘Give us $50000000000000.00 or we’re all wearing micro-minis until God buries you in ash. Don’t test us! We’ll do it.’

  11. xxxevilgrinxxx
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Fear. Stupid, superstitious fear. It seems to have a bunch of men all over the world just …quaking, ha! in their boots :D

  12. Rita
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Facebook apparently pulled it, as Nik’s link opens a Facebook page saying “This event has been canceled.”
    Fuc*ing cowards at Facebook…

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