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Denim Day Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault Myths

By Ashyn Rhodes

This month is sexual assault awareness month.  Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition Executive Director Gayle Guest-Brown says today is Denim Day.

click to hear Gayle Guest-Brown

Denim Day got its start in 1998 when the Italian Supreme Court ruled that a victim’s claim she was raped was not valid because her jeans were so tight, she must have helped to take them off.  Though the ruling was appealed in 2008, every year people wear denim jeans on Denim Day to bring awareness to myths surrounding sexual violence.

You can learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness month and ways to prevent and react to sexual violence by going online or calling 272-2046.

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