Today is Denim Day. Unfortunately having a dress code for work means I can't wear jeans but, I can raise awareness for this day and ask all of you willing to support this cause to donate or if you can't then wear jeans or denim today. More information can be found on the Denim Day website as well as the information below at denimdayinfo.org In the tags are a few Instagrams about Denim Day and a lovely lady who always talks about consent, consent culture, her personal struggles with rape and sexual assault and more. Please do check them all out. @peaceovrviolnce @denimday @denimdaynyc @ambertheactivist ——————————————————
There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape
For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day is April 26, 2017.
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