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Students wear jeans to support victims of violence
MILWAUKEE -- At times, crimes seems to be all around us and throughout the week, the victims of crime are in the spotlight, specifically those of sexual violence.
Students at Marquette University and UWM will be participating in International Denim Day.
Denim Day started as a protest against a 1997 Italian court case in which a rape sentence was overturned because a judge said the woman must have consented to sex because she helped remove her tight jeans.
This enraged women in the Italian Parliament, so many of them protested by wearing jeans to work.
In April of 1999, the State of California established the first Denim Day in the United States.
There will be several Denim Day events happening throughout the day at both UWM and MU.