A stand for sexual assault victims

Denim Day is celebrated annually across the globe in recognition and protest of a 1998 court case in Italy.

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:39 AM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 12:58 PM

REDDING, Calif - Millions of people across the world will be wearing jeans on April 24 for "Denim Day " in support of survivors of sexual assault.

It all began in the 90's when a woman was raped by her driving instructor in Italy but the driver wasn't held accountable because the court said she was wearing tight jeans, and he wouldn’t have been able to take them off without her assistance.

Students at Shasta College say we're moving forward as a society but just not far enough.

Some say it reminded them of the strides we have made with the #metoo movement but also say its ridiculous women are still being judged by their clothes.

"The whole thing when you're not even fully developed and they're like you can't wear straps like that are too thin and your shorts have to be like, fingers have to go past your shorts it's ridiculous. Men can control themselves. It's not about like you know women having to be appropriate and stuff there is nothing inappropriate about wearing leggings or tight clothes or anything," said student Megan McBryde. 

She adds she is glad the discussion is being in and out of the classroom.

To take part in today's event simply visit Shasta College from 10 until 2 p.m. at the quad.

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