Tomorrow is Denim Day. Why do we wear denim on April 26th? The Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction in the 90s based on their belief that because the victim wore tight jeans, she must have helped the person who raped her remove them and thus consented. The day after the ruling, women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans to work in solidarity with the victim.
@peaceovrviolnce launched Denim Day 24 years ago in response to the case, and urges supporters to wear jeans on Denim Day to protest misconceptions around sexual violence.
Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26 on the Los Angeles City Hall, South Lawn steps (faces 1st St) and wear denim to show your solidarity with survivors!
#denimday #supportsurvivors #believesurvivors #riseup