Denim Day

On Wednesday, April 25 STSM and many other Midlands businesses will wear jeans for Denim Day. 

In Italy in 1992, an 18 year old girl was forcefully raped by her 45 year old driving instructor. The assailant was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to jail. He appealed the sentence, and the case made its way to the Italian Supreme Court. The Supreme Court released the perpetrator and dismissed all charges. The reasoning behind this was “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” The women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans in protest, and the California Senate and Assembly did the same. Thus, Denim Day was born. 

Each year we take this day to wear jeans to show our support for survivors and that wearing tight jeans does not mean consent.  Check our Facebook and Twitter pages on Wednesday to see all the other businesses in the Midlands participating in Denim Day