As part of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), on Wednesday, April 29th, wear denim with a purpose: To visibly protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
On social media, use #DenimDayatStanford and #WhyDenimStanford to share photos and highlights from conversations you have about how you can prevent sexual violence and support survivors.
Denim Day grew out of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court Decision where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. Join the SARA Office and over 10 million people around the world in observing Denim Day. Get your denim day action kit today by visiting: https://www.saamatstanford.com/denimday