When Purdue student Jen McCreight half-jokingly suggested a cleavage-flaunting protest in response to an Iranian cleric's declaration that promiscuity causes earthquakes
, she didn't expect the onslaught of public support that followed. But as with every trend, the unofficial holiday had its dissenters: Feminists like Beth Mann took issue
, suggesting that Boobquake was just another "cuteification" of feminist ideals.
So we asked you: Is Boobquake a progressive form of protest, or simply an insult to feminism?
"[I think] it's an awesome idea. We need to find misogyny wherever it appears. Sorry, feminazis, but your liberation depends on full-out sexual liberatino, even if men like it. It's the men that don't like it that are the problem."
thinks the women who are crying "anti-feminism" are absolutely out of line: "Come on, people -- err, women, grow up -- why should we care what men think or do or get from this? The power and beauty in it is that we as women can unite and make our own choices. And if that means we want to celebrate Boobquake, so be it!"
A protest is a protest, agrees Stacy A
: "Why should we be ashamed of our bodies? I think the feminists missed the point by being upset. We can't win no matter what we choose to do to stand up for ourselves. We are meek, or we are bitches. No middle ground -- it's exhausting."
Boobquake may be an unconventional form of protest, but it's still valid, says Kimy
: "I also think it's silly for people to think that activism must look exactly like it did in the '60s to be valid. We're women, we have breasts. We've been stigmatized for having them -- we might as well put them to good use."
Agree or disagree with these ladies? Did you participate in Boobquake, and why?