Denim Day was conceived after an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices believed that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby, in their estimation, implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor and in protest of the decision. (denimdayinfo.org)
On this day, we ask that faculty, staff, and students wear denim to show their solidarity with survivors. Stop by the Being Barnard table in the Diana to get a Denim Day pin, learn about resources available on campus, and design a quilt square with a message of support.