Denim Day helps raise awareness about sexual assault

Apr 29, 2015 7:43 PM by News Staff

A lot of people around the North State were dressing down Wednesday, to spread a message about sexual assault.

One Safe Place employees participated in "Denim Day" Wednesday as part of a nationwide campaign focused on the importance of understanding consent.

Denim Day started because of a controversial ruling in an Italian Supreme Court sexual assault case back in the early 1990's.

The court's decision was based on the reasoning that the victim's jeans were so tight she must have helped to remove them. Supposedly that meant the sex was consensual.

The next day, all the women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans in protest of the court's decision and ever since people have been wearing denim in late April to raise sexual assault awareness.


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