Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Denim Day Link-Up!

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.

Show us your Denim!

Share a picture of you in your blue jeans taking a stand against Sexual Violence!


Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks for hosting this link up, Danielle. The more we know, the more power we power we reclaim ;-)

Beth W said...

Yay! I'm so glad this is a thing that's getting press. And you look adorable in those jeans. :D

holli said...

WOW, i didnt know the full history that created Denim Day. Very interesting. Thats crazy! Good for you on getting involved.