Denim Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:00am to 11:45pm

In Italy in 1992, an 18-year-old girl was 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.
Wear jeans on Thursday, April 29, to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. Please contact for more information or to request Denim Day stickers!