Did you know today is Denim Day? Denim Day began after a rape conviction was overturned in 1998 because the Italian Supreme Court ruled the victim's jeans were too tight, therefore she must have helped remove them. Wearing denim on Denim Day is a form of protest against misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and is a way to support survivors.
As we come to the conclusion of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, take a trip down memory lane with us to this time last year when we hosted a pop-up photo booth in Talley. Partners from offices across campus also shared photos of their staff in denim.
For all the survivors among us, know that the Women's Center sees you, hears you, and believes you. If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence, sexual violence, or stalking, and are in need of advocacy services, the Women’s Center has trained advocates available for remote support via the 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline at 919-515-4444 and [email protected]. For more information, please see go.ncsu.edu/supportsurvivors
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 is Denim Day. Denim Day began after a rape conviction was overturned because the Italian Supreme Court ruled the victim's jeans were too tight, so she must have helped her rapist remove them. Wearing denim on this day is a form of protest against misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and is a way to support survivors sexual violence. Thank you to our students, interns, staff, and faculty who joined the Women's Center in Supporting Survivors on this day!