Richter Scale Objectifies Earthquakes, Claims California Advocacy Group

SAN FRANCISCO — Following a slew of recent earthquakes, a Bay Area advocacy group demanded the use of the Richter scale be discontinued due to its numeric rating of earthquakes. “It’s really offensive,” stated Nora Sullivan, a leader of the movement. “There’s just no place for that kind of blatant objectification in 2019. You would never call a woman a 5.4, so why should an earthquake get any less respect?” The group suggests a new method for categorizing earthquakes called the Ginsburg spectrum, which would include terms like “powerful,” “strong,” “fierce,” and “individual.” It has yet to be determined how people are expected to understand the severity of earthquakes using this new system.