Denim Day Tucson Live Art event

“Join us to stand up for survivors and protest rape culture and victim blaming.

About Denim Day: In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court Dismissed charges against a rape suspect because his victim was wearing jeans at the time of the attack. The court stated in its decision that “it is common knowledge… that jeans cannot even be partly removed without the effective help of the person wearing them… and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might.” The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand that coercion and threats of violence are a part of the act of rape. The next day, women in the Italian legislature protested by wearing jeans and holding place cards that read “Jeans: An Alibi for Rape.”

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  1. About 20 mostly young men & women at Mike Haggerty Plaza on 4th Avenue, promoting Denim Day and sexual assault awareness. Women are having their jeans painted with signs about assault and there are lots of jeans with strong messages hanging on the park’s gates. Flyers being handed out to passerbys, stating that “ages 12 to 34 are the highest risk eyars for rape & sexual assault” and that “every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted”. Event ongoing with music till 10 p.m. tonight.

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