As the month ends, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s final event for Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month was Wednesday’s Denim Day.

 

Joint base shows solidarity by wearing jeans

 

As the month ends, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s final event for Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month was Wednesday’s Denim Day.

Denim Day is held to show solidarity and support during SAAPM. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court when a rape conviction was overturned because the justices believed that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, which implied consent.

The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim, according to www.denimdayinfo.org.

The U.S. Army considers Denim Day to be significant in helping combat the erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault.

Warren Hunter, a JBM-HH victim advocate, said Denim Day allows people to talk about a challenging topic.

“The Italian case Denim Day is based off of highlights some of the misconceptions of consent that are out there,” he said. “As a victim advocate, (I believe) Denim Day

provides an opportunity to discuss consent and what it means.”

 

Compiled by Catrina Francis

Pentagram Editor