April 26 – Wear denim on Denim Day

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between April 11, 2023 and April 24, 2023.

April 11, 2023

Florida Poly stands up against sexual assault. On Wednesday, April 26, wear something denim and take a photo with the hashtag #denimday to show your support. Also, meet at noon at the Wellness Center Patio for a group picture.

Denim Day is an internationally known day in which people are encouraged to wear jeans to raise awareness of the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we as Florida Poly Phoenixes want to show our support in the fight to end sexual assault.

Why denim? A ruling by the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the person who raped her 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.

For more information, visit the Denim Day website.