Friday, April 21, 2006

Denim Day Against Rape, April 26

If you happen to be in Arizona next Wednesday (April 26), be sure to wear jeans or any other denim clothing to protest sexual violence. Why denim? To fight the "she asked for it" myths that still dominate a lot of thinking about rape worldwide.

In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The charges against a 45-year-old rape suspect were dismissed because the 18-year-old victim was wearing jeans at the time of the assault.

The Court stated in its decision that, "It is common knowledge... that jeans cannot even be partly removed without the effective help of the person wearing them... and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might."

* Denim Day Arizona
* Denim Day in L.A. and Denim Day in California April 19, missed it!

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