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What is Denim Day? *co-sponsored by the UC*
Posted from the Harvard Wears Denim Facebook event:
In Rome in 1997, a rapist was convicted and sentenced, but the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 1998 because the survivor had been wearing tight jeans when assaulted. It was argued that she must have helped the perpetrator remove her jeans, thus making the act consensual. This ruling sparked widespread protest. The day after the decision, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans and holding placards that read “Jeans: An Alibi for Rape.” Wearing jeans on this day has since become an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence.
On April 29, wear your solidarity by participating in International Denim Day. We ask students, staff, faculty, and Harvard community members to make a social statement of solidarity by wearing jeans. Together, let’s be a visible demonstration of confronting rape culture and victim-blaming attitudes.
WEAR your Solidarity:
1. Upload photos of you, your colleagues, and/or your friends in denim with the hashtag #HarvardWearsDenim and tag the Harvard Harvard University Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response – OSAPR
2. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages (include your name and or Twitter handle if you’d like to be tagged!)
3. Request “Ask me why denim?” or “Harvard wears Denim” stickers for your student organization, department, or group of friends in advance of April 29! E-mail Meera Seshadri, Education Specialist at OSAPR: email@example.com for stickers. We will list your group as solidarity sponsors on our Facebook page and website.
4. Come to our PHOTO BOOTH on the chess board stage between 12 and 2:30 PM on Wednesday, April 29. Take pictures of you and your friends and tell us why you wear denim.
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