Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Month "Denim Day" April 27th

Join CAHS on April 27th, for "Denim Day". ‪#‎SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth‬
Why "Denim Day"?
It was originally triggered by a ruling of the Italian supreme court. The judge ruled against the victim because, if the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day the women in the Italian parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. "Denim Day" was developed in response to this case and wearing jeans during the annual event has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
When you participate in "Denim Day" you :
1: Make it possible for more sexual assault survivors to reach out and find help .
2: Promote prevention through education so sexual violence doesn't occur.
3: Encourage institutional and societal change.
4: Make a powerful statement without ever saying a word .

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