What is Denim Day? And, how can I support?
Denim Day is an international event held on the last Wednesday of April each year where individuals wear jeans as a means of protest against incorrect and harmful attitudes about sexual assault.
Clothing is not consent.
Here’s the backstory: In 1997, a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. The man was convicted, but his case went to the Italian Supreme Court where the case was overturned. The Head Judge released a statement arguing that because the victim wore very tight jeans, she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex. Enraged by the verdict, the women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Italian Parliament building.
Wearing jeans on Denim Day is one small gesture that can have a meaningful impact for members of the Mines community.
This year, Denim Day is Wednesday APRIL 29. Join in!
Starts at: 2020-04-29 00:00:00
Ends at: 2020-04-29 23:30:00
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