LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Viterbo University and their students stood in solidarity with sexual assault survivors on Wednesday for “Denim Day”.
Students hung their jeans, decorated in honor of assault survivors past and present, in a display on campus throughout the day.
April is sexual assault awareness month, so one Wednesday every year is dedicated as “Denim Day”, a day of support that’s been going on for the last two decades.
It began after an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction. The court said because the rape victim had been wearing tight jeans at the time of the attack, she must have helped the rapist, thereby implying consent.
Learn more about Denim Day and the mission by clicking here.
If you or someone you know needs help right now, call the 24-hour National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, or 1-800-656-4673.