Commemorating Denim Day in the capitolDenim Day refers to the overturning of a rape conviction in Europe after a judge decided that the victim’s jeans were tight enough that she would have had to help remove them—thus he concluded the act was consensual, not rape.

People around the world have been commemorating Denim Day ever since. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault often hosts a program at the capitol.  Survivors tell their stories, and supporters display hundreds of jeans decorated by rape survivors.


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