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Denim Day aims to support sexual assault survivors, end victim blaming

(Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

By camayak

April 27, 2016 8:53 p.m.

The Bruin Consent Coalition laid out pairs of jeans in Meyerhoff Park Wednesday morning as part of Denim Day, a movement that aims to encourage students to support sexual assault survivors and end victim blaming. In the 1990s, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the woman was wearing tight jeans. Justices concluded the woman helped the rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. Denim Day is a national event held in her honor.

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