Denim Day Pledge
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Columbia community members can make a social statement with their fashion statement. Wear jeans or denim on this day as a visible sign of support for survivors of sexual assault.
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More About Denim Day
The Denim Day campaign was created in response to a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a 1992 rape conviction was overturned years later in 1998 because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby implying consent.
The next day, the women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans to show solidarity with the victim. Ever since, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become an international symbol of protest against erroneous and dangerous attitudes about sexual assault.