Denim Day


I only found out about this late yesterday, but it’s worth noting. And I was wearing denim when I read it!

Denim Day in LA

Peace Over Violence is proud to present the 9th Annual Denim Day in LA 2007, a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. It takes place on Wednesday April 25, 2007.

In 1998 an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans. People all over the world were outraged. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Last year on Denim Day an unprecedented 250,000 people signed up to wear jeans in support of raising awareness about the need to end sexual violence. This year we aim to at least double that amount.

This day in the schools, offices and streets of Los Angeles County we unite against rape of girls, women, boys and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.

On Denim Day in LA wear your jeans as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assault!

Just to clarify this is why the conviction was overturned:

The Supreme Court overturned the ruling, saying the woman had been wearing jeans at the time, and there was no way a woman wearing jeans could have been raped because they are too difficult to take off so she had to have been willingly involved.

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