Members of the University community are invited to wear denim today to show support for victims of sexual assault. The Denim Day campaign began after an Italian Supreme Court case in which a rape conviction was overturned. The court cited the fact that the victim was wearing tight jeans proved she must have removed them herself, implying consent. By solidarity and wearing jeans, we show support for victims as well as acknowledgment of the misconceptions that surround sexual assault and consent.
Denim Day is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events.