Messaggio inviato a tutti i dipendenti del Dipartimento della Giustizia.
(La giornata dei bluejeans nasce dalla sentenza della Corte di Cassazione italiana che affermo', anni fa, che non c'era violenza quando la vittima aveva accosentito a sfilarsi da sola i jeans molto aderenti).
Reminder: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month—Annual Denim Day—April 29
All DOJ employees are invited to join the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for their Annual Denim Day event at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 29th, Conference Room 1.W.1001, Two Constitution Square. Denim Day originated in Los Angeles in the 1990s in response to the Italian Supreme Court’s reversal of a rape conviction in which the Chief Judge asserted: “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” Women wore jeans to work on the established “Denim Day” as a way of protesting the verdict. Since then, Denim Day has become a national rape prevention campaign.
This year, OVW is excited to host a group of Social Work seniors from George Mason University. The students have spent the past several weeks interviewing members of various communities about their impressions about sexual assault. This will be an opportunity for all of us to hear perspectives about this crime from different groups in the public. The students will present their findings in a variety of interesting formats. Additionally, a survivor of sexual assault will speak about her experience. Please wear your jeans and join OVW for their annual Denim Day photo!