April 25th commemorates a 1990s protest in which women wore jeans to their jobs in the Italian Parliament to protest an appellate court ruling that suggested a woman in jeans could not have been a victim of rape, saying the woman’s jeans could not have been easily removed without her helping. Wearing jeans on Denim Day is now recognized as an annual protest against harmful victim blaming attitudes.
Looking for ways to get involved with Denim Day at UC Davis?
- Show your support for survivors and combat damaging and erroneous attitudes about sexual assault by wearing jeans or denim on April 25th.
- If you are a supervisor or manager, talk to your staff about the purpose of Denim Day and allow them to wear jeans on the 25th.
- Post a picture of yourself, friends, and/or your team on social media using the hashtag #AggieDenimDay
Please feel free to contact CARE for more information about what you and/or your department can do to get involved with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day.