Denim Day 2012

As I was preparing to write a celebrity fashion blog today, I
started streaming through my Twitter feed and came across an article posted by
Kevin Bacon, written by his friend, Law
& Order: SVU
star Mariska Hargitay. What I found there, in that
unsuspecting tweet, changed my mind on today’s blog post. There is something
more important than the latest fashion trends to write about today. Tomorrow,
April 25th, is national Denim Day. 
About Denim Day:
Denim Day was started back in 1999 to campaign against rape
by making a social statement all over the world. The Peace Over Violence
organization encourages everyone to wear denim all day (to work, school, social
events and outings) to help protest misconceptions that are entailed with
sexual assault by making a fashion statement. So now, on April 25th, you too can join this important cause.
Why Denim?
According to The Huffington Post article by Hargitay, back
in 1992 an 18-year-old girl was raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor in
Italy. After the brave girl told her parents about the incident, they helped
her press charges and capture her rapist. The jury later found the prosecuted
rapist innocent due to the fact that the girl was wearing “very tight” jeans
and, in their minds, there was no way the man could take them off of her by
himself. Therefore, she must have assisted him with the jean removal so the
rape becomes “consensual sex”.
This idea is not only ludicrous, demeaning, hurtful and
disrespectful, it is dangerous. Many rapists are going uncaptured, able to
rape again and again over a ridiculous notion. Peace Over Violence is hoping to
inspire men and women everywhere to make your own statement tomorrow by wearing
a pair of jeans and showing off our power and ensue leadership against this
strong misconception. 
To learn more about Denim Day, you can check out their
official website here, as well as reading the The Huffington Post article by
Mariska Hargitay here. Make sure you register as a participant in Denim Day
2012 and send the link to your friends and family so they can all become
educated and register to help such a sincere project as well! You can also donate some extra bucks to the cause here. If we all work
together, we can make a difference in
this world!
“There is no excuse for and never an invitation to rape.”
  
You can also join the cause on Facebook and share this important day with your friends!
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