Denim Day is an annual event that takes place every year on April 26th. It was first observed in 1999 as a response to a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court which overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans, implying that she must have helped her attacker remove them, therefore implying consent.
Denim Day has since become an international movement to raise awareness about sexual assault and to support survivors. Wearing denim on this day serves as a symbol of protest against erroneous and harmful attitudes about sexual assault.
To learn more about Denim Day and how you can participate in this movement, here are some resources:
The Denim Day official website: https://www.denimdayinfo.org/
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center's Denim Day page: https://www.nsvrc.org/denimday
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Denim Day page: https://www.rainn.org/articles/denim-day
The National Organization for Women (NOW) Denim Day page: https://now.org/blog/denim-day/
By wearing denim on April 26th and using the hashtag #DenimDay on social media, you can help spread awareness about sexual assault and show your support for survivors. Remember, no one deserves to experience sexual assault, and it is our responsibility as a society to believe and support survivors.