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Denim Day Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness

Posted April 24th, 2014 @ 7:32am by KFBK News - James Rojas

"Denim Day" is recognized around the world to bring awareness to sexual assaults. Now, legislation has passed, officially recognizing that day in California. 

The Assembly passed ACR-129 and that makes April "Sexual Assault Awareness Month."

It also designates April 23 as Denim Day in California.

Assemblymember Cheryl Brown held a conference yesterday where she says we can, and should, be doing more to reduce sexual assaults for men, women and children.

Denim Day began after a 1998 Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction, arguing in the case that a woman's jeans were too tight to have been taken off by the attacker alone.

Women in parliament wore jeans the following day to show their solidarity for the victim -- and now California joins them. 


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