I’m really getting into Social Media at the moment. OK that’s not original and yes it’s a bit behind the 8 ball, but I have of course used it a lot before; I just haven’t really dug into it to try and understand the dynamic, what people are thinking when they use it, why they put such dumb stuff on it and also more importantly how it can be used constructively to really build links between disparate communities and expose those who would seek to maintain the artificial inequalities and misunderstandings that exist in the world.
In step Boobquake!
In response to the absurd claim by Iranian Cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedigh that claimed that:
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,” (ref http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/19/women-blame-earthquakes-iran-cleric)
Jen McCreight decided to put it to the test and Boobquake was born. At a time when the Iranian people need all the support they can get to stand up to the increasingly outrageous antics of their leaders this not only holds a light up to the ludicrous individual it provides valuable social proof to those within the country that their “noble leaders” aren’t the font of all knowledge.
Check it out, this sort of leverage is gold!