Do any of you go to Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA? On Wednesday we are having our Day of Silence...the collegewide project thru the USSA. I want to recruit any EdCC people to come by our booth from 9-2, and anyone who's not in the club...take the 9 hour vow of silence.
Yes this is x-posted but for a good cause, k??
SUPPORT SURVIORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT: Wear Jeans on Denim Day
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
Denim Day remembers one woman’s story: An Italian Supreme Court decision in 1999 ruled to overturn a rape conviction because she was wearing form-fitting jeans at the time of the assault. The court dismissed the case, arguing that she must have helped to take off the jeans, thus constituting a form or consent to the sexual act. Since then, Denim Day has become an international day of protest and awareness. The Italian Supreme Court’s decision is an example of victim blaming, which takes the fault off the perpetrators and puts it on survivors of sexual violence. By increasing the shame and guilt felt by survivors, victim blaming silences and isolates them from society, causing many of these crimes to go unreported and unpunished. Denim Day is a day for all women and all people to speak out against this injustice. Wear jeans to show your support for Denim Day on April 21st, 2004.