Denim Day 2021
April 28, 2021
In the 1990’s, an 18 year old girl was sexually assaulted by her 45 year old driving instructor in Italy. The charges against this man were dismissed based on the argument “the victim wore very tight jeans that she had to have helped him remove.” The court decided that the sex was consensual based on the denim pants she was wearing. Now, every year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is April, we take a day to honor this injustice by wearing denim. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. C.A.R.E. (The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies) is asking community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing denim on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual Assault!
Send pictures of your staff in Denim to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or post /tag us on social media @carecharlottecounty and we will post your business supporting ours on our Facebook page.
24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline 941-637-0404