In 1999, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction of a 45 year old male driving instructor, who raped and abandoned an 18 year old female student in an alley.
The Head Judge released a statement arguing that the victim’s jeans were so tight that she must have helped the perpetrator remove the jeans; therefore the incident was no longer rape but consensual sex.
Enraged by this verdict, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work. This action lead the California Senate and Assembly to join in the protest– and a movement was born.
Join TESSA and others around the world to bring awareness to the myths and destructive attitudes surrounding Sexual Assault by wearing denim on April 25, 2018.
To get involved with the cause:
Share a fact about Sexual Assault
Post a "selfie" using #TESSADenimDay
Donate to TESSA
Ask your organization to host a Denim Day benefitting TESSA
For more information about hosting a Denim Day, contact Rica at 719-785-6813 or rmolet@TESSAcs.org.