Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tomorrow is denim day!

Denim Day – Wear Jeans with a Purpose

In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. People all over the world were outraged. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Denim Day is a global rape prevention education campaign, where we ask the community to make a social statement with their fashion statement and on this day wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

Denim Day this year is Wednesday, April 22. So wear jeans tomorrow, everyone!



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