Denim Day is an international movement to raise awareness about victim blaming directed towards survivors of sexual violence. This initiative started after a sexual assault case in Italy was appealed based on the statement that the survivor’s jeans had been tight. She had been victimized by her driving instructor during a lesson, but they claimed that she must have consented to sex because they would have been difficult for him to remove the jeans otherwise.
This program is a reminder that clothing choice does not indicate consent, and there is no excuse for blaming survivors of sexual assault.
Participants can sign a pledge, and receive a sticker to wear on Apr 24 by visiting tables in NDH and SDH from 11am -1 pm on Tues Apr 21, or in LaFortune from 11 am - 1pm on Tues Apr 22.