Wear denim on April 25 to protest sexual violence and to remind others that no matter what someone is wearing, they are never asking to be sexually assaulted. By participating in Denim Day you are also helping to show support, raise awareness, and educate others about sexual assault and rape.
HOW DID DENIM DAY GET STARTED?
In 1992 an 18-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructors in Italy. He was convicted, until the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction because the survivor has been wearing "very, very tight jeans" and "she would have had to help him remove them, which would be considered consensual, not rape." Women of the Italian Parliament wore jeans in protest.
How can you participate?
• Wear denim! Outfit and accessorize yourself with denim on April 25 to protest the idea that clothing is cause or an excuse for sexual violence.
• Tell people why you are wearing denim and ask them to join anti-violence efforts.
• Post it on social media using the hashtags #SAAM and #DenimDay.