Stand in Solidarity with Sexual Assault Survivors Wednesday.
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This Wednesday, April 24th, is Denim Day. Have you heard of this campaign? You can read how it began and why we are meant to specifically wear denim below. We should all participate to stand in solidarity with sexual assault victims. You can register here.
“The campaign was originally triggered [in 1999] by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.”