If not, I'm sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn't rumble." The so-called "epicenter" of Boobquake was a light-hearted two-hour gathering at pm at the Purdue Bell Tower in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Participants' attire included push-up bras, unbuttoned shirts, short dresses, as well as other "racy costumes" and "risqué clothing".
After April 26 had ended in all time zones, Mc Creight began to conduct rigorous statistical analysis.
Mc Creight pointed out that dozens of earthquakes occur daily, and that the goal of her analysis was not to see if all seismic activity would cease, but to determine whether the number or severity of earthquakes increased during the experiment.
When asked why there are not more natural disasters in western nations that do not follow his moral codes, Sedighi answered that God occasionally allows people to continue sinning "so that they (eventually) go to the bottom of Hell." It was not reported whether or not Sedighi specifically mentioned Boobquake during this sermon.
Bashi, a feminist professor of Iranian Studies at Rutgers and some other feminists were critical of Boobquake's method of drawing attention to questions about gender in Iran which they believed further victimized and objectified women and girls.
They also held signs with slogans such as "Cleavage for Science", "Amnesty", and "God hates Boobs".
Purdue's student newspaper reported that the female participants were outnumbered by male spectators.
Brainquake's Facebook event encouraged women to demonstrate their "abilities to push for change" by showing off their résumés, CVs, honors, prizes, and accomplishments.
In this way, Bashi and her fellow feminist activists hoped to provide a visual reference to Iranian women's own century long feminist struggles against sexism.
Later in Spring 2010, Brainquake's event page was turned into a fan page and has since become a portal on news and commentary on global women's issues with a particular emphasis on leftist causes.