Consuelo Foundation News Release
April 29 marks Denim Day in recognition of sexual assault awareness. Since 2001, the month of April has been nationally observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate the community and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
In Italy in 1992, an 18-year-old girl was raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor. The driver was convicted, but the case made its way to the Italian Supreme Court where it was overturned and dismissed.
The Supreme Court stated that “because the survivor wore “very, very tight jeans,” she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex! The day after the ruling, the community in Italy wore jeans to protest. Denim Day is now internationally recognized.
Join Denim Day on Molokai on April Wednesday 29 and wear denim to show your support for survivors, educate others on sexual violence. Post a picture of you wearing your jeans on Facebook or Instagram with #mkkdenim.
It’s our turn to protest.
For more information on Denim Day, contact Kealoha Hooper of Consuelo Foundation on Molokai by phone 808-660-2619 or email Kealohahooper@yahoo.com.