April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and today is National Denim Day! Participate by wearing blue jeans and letting people know that you believe that there is no excuse for Sexual Assault.
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.
Share a picture of you in your blue jeans taking a stand against Sexual Violence!