In the theme of DENIM
DAY is Rebecca David and Maria Negrete.
Denim Day April 24th!
Tonya Schour and Elisa Lind,
celebrate in denims, too.
This year marks the 20th celebration
of Denim Day. The inspiration of Denim Day came from the 1992 case of a young
girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The
perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted, but he appealed his case and the
Supreme Court overturned his conviction. The Chief Judge reasoned that, “because
the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by
removing the jeans, it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”
This ruling outraged women in the Italian
Parliament, who all came to work the following day wearing jeans to show their
solidarity with the victim. The protest spread and the first Denim Day was
born, and it is now observed in the United States as a way to raise awareness
about sexual violence and correct the misconceptions that surround it. There is
never an excuse for rape, and sexual assault is never acceptable.
DOVES is asking you and your employees to
support Denim Day by wearing jeans, a denim shirt, or blazer to work on April
24th. Send us a photo of you and your staff wearing denim to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will repost it
to our social media.