Denim Day

RAPE CULTURE ENDS WITH YOU

WEAR JEANS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 WITH A PURPOSE 
Stop by any residence hall front desk and receive your official sticker on Denim Day. 

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Denim Day

WHY DENIM? The Denim Day campaign takes place on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

MAKE A SOCIAL STATEMENT WITH YOUR FASHION STATEMENT. In this rape prevention education campaign, the Office of Residence Life asks community members, faculty, staff and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. 


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It's on all of us to stop sexual assault

At BGSU, we hope to create an environment where such behavior is unacceptable and cannot exist. The Office of Residence Life also plays an important role in stopping sexual assault on our campus. As such, the office has been, and will continue to engage in several pro-active initiatives. Check out the official calendar of events which includes all of the awareness events across campus.