Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Denim Day

A 45-year-old driving instructor picks up an 18-year-old girl for her first lesson, takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and rapes her. Her rapist's conviction is overturned on appeal, because her jeans were "too tight".
 This is the event that spurred a worldwide movement to end sexual assault and the victim blaming associated with it. In 2011, 2.6 million people participated in Demin Day. Join me and wear jeans today! 
Every year since 1999 Peace Over Violence has organized Denim Day in LA & USA. It is a rape prevention education campaign where we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement and wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault. To find out more, visit Denim Day USA.

Today (Wednesday March 25, 2012) is Demin Day all over the world. 

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