April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and I work for a non-profit as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. I posted a few weeks ago about the Rock the Denim Campaign that my agency is doing along with two other area non-profits. I want to encourage you to participate in Denim Day!
What is Denim Day?
In 1999 an Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a 45 year old driving instructor for the rape of his 18 year old student. The reason cited was the girl’s clothing. It was determined that because she wore blue jeans the instructor could not have removed them without assistance, therefore she must have consented. People everywhere were outraged and within hours prominent women within the legal community were walking the courthouse in blue jeans to protest the decision. Since that time Denim Day in LA and the USA was born. Peace Over Violence, the agency behind Denim Day, centers this campaign around the fact that a woman’s choice of clothing is no excuse for rape.
How do you participate?
Easy Peasy. Wear Blue Jeans on April 24th and talk to people about the spirit of Denim Day! I'm asking bloggers to take a picture of themselves wearing blue jeans and post about Sexual Assault Awareness on April 24th. Display the button in your post and link-up to show support! How awesome would it be if the blogosphere went red on April 24th?
I would love for you to share this with your readers and spread the word before the 24th so that we have as many people as possible linking up!
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