Do you know the significance of Denim Day?
WHAT STARTED DENIM DAY: In the 1990s, the Italian Supreme Court overruled a rape conviction, stating that since the victim’s jeans were too tight, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying her consent. Due to this the women in the Italian government protested by wearing denim into governmental meetings. Denim Day was started in the United States by sexual assault advocates supporting victims. Denim Day signifies solidarity with sexual assault victims while protesting the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
Denim Day is held to increase Sexual Assault Awareness during Victim's Rights Month and to help dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault. The Centers for Hope will be sharing information about Sexual Assault on April 19th at the Indiana State House and will also be hosting a walk on April 26th, 2017 at Monument Circle.
To show support for sexual assault victims Beacon of Hope Advocates will be wearing denim on April 19th and on April 26th (national Denim Day). We encourage you to wear denim too and to stand with us against the destructive attitudes which surround sexual assault victims.