Denim Day 2012
THANK YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT!!!
ASAAP, Crossroads, Hastings Family Planning,
Amy, Headstart, Ryan, United Way,
Scott, Five Points Bank, & Nichole.
In 1992, an 18-year-old girl in Italy was picked-up by her driving instructor to begin a driving lesson. Soon after, she was raped on the side of the road by the instructor. She pressed charges and won her case. The instructor appealed, and the case went to the Italian Hi...gh Court.
In 1999, the Court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself, therefore the victim must have willingly participated.
Women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. In April 1999, a social service agency in Los Angeles, California established the first Denim Day in the United States. Since then several entities in other states have hosted events. Normally, employees of SASA wear business clothes to work. April 25th we’re wearing jeans to show our support for victims of rape.
1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be a victims of sexual assault at some time in their life. Please wear jeans on April 25, 2012 to show your support for victims of rape and sexual assault.