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Are you wearing denim?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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Today is Denim Day and I am wearing denim (and so are my children, lol). Today is a day that needs to be made known to the masses.

Denim Day is probably a day most of you have not heard of. But it is a VERY important day, in my opinion at least. Today is a day we stand together against rape.

In the 1990s in Italy, an 18 year old woman was raped by a 45 year old man. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to jail time. However, he appealed. The appeal judge overturned the sentence. The appeal judge stated that since the accuser was wearing tight jeans she would have had to help take them off. He claimed there was no way this man could've gotten the jeans off of her without help. Ergo, he claimed she consented and wasn't raped. This was in 1999. Since then Peace Over Violence has organized Denim Day in protest of this.

I too was raped while wearing jeans. I was actually wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt since it was the middle of winter. Wearing jeans is still hard for me. It sometimes causes flashbacks. However, today is one day I am proud to wear jeans. Thinking that what a woman wears means automatic consent is absurd. These misconceptions need to be squashed. I am glad to be part of that squashing.

For more information about Denim Day please visit the website, http://www.denimdayinla.org/.

If you are a sexual assault survivor and would like to join a support group, there is one on Facebook calledSurvivors of Sexual Assault Support Group.

In addition, there is always the RAINN organization that can help you. They have a 1-800 hotline number (1.800.656.HOPE) as well as an online hotline

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caito
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

No, I'm not wearing jeans today. I'm not going anywhere so I have no need to.

liz.1986
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Yes, I am wearing denim today. I wear it everyday. lol

nerdymom28
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM

 I'm wearing jeans but I do almost every day, since I work for a buffalo rancher and therefore have no dress code.

Mommavieve
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I can't wear jeans. I have to work and I have to dress in business clothes
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Fields456
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Not at the moment cause I just got home from the gym but when I get dressed later i will be. My dd is I think. I was half asleep when I got her dressed for school
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usmcwifey11
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM
My kids are. I'm not, they still rub my scar from the csection weird and it hurts.
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MyLittlePwny
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Yes, we always wear jeans, LOL

blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I wear denim pretty much everyday!

wishonme_2000
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

yep but I wear them everyday lol

ermka
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM
Actually.. every last one of us is wearing denim today, even my youngest has on a denim skirt.
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