Posted on 24. Apr, 2012 by Erika Pedroza
Help the Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center make a statement tomorrow by wearing your favorite pair of jeans in observance of Denim Day 2012.
Jeans became a symbol of rape awareness when the Supreme Court of Appeals in Rome overturned a conviction on a man found guilty of raping a teenage girl in Italy in 1998. The court argued that because the girl wore tight jeans, she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent.
Join Wise Hope in their stance against the ruling, that what someone wears is never an excuse for rape.
According to statistics provided by Wise Hope, the center provided support and information to 21 rape victims in 2011. Only six months into this fiscal year, 14 victims have sought help from the center.
Show your support and wear jeans tomorrow!