Victim Service Center also recently introduced us to Denim Day, which is celebrated on April 25th this year. If you are unfamiliar, Denim Day is observed as an international protest responding to the Italian Supreme Court’s overruling of a rape conviction in the 1990’s. Although the assailant had been found guilty at the trial, the Supreme Court argued that because jeans are difficult to remove, the assailant couldn’t have done so without the help of the victim. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Today, denim is worn to continue the discussion in the hopes of correcting the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
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