Dane County recognizes 'Denim Day'

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Wednesday marks Denim Day, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness for sexual assault and victim blaming.

Denim Day originated from a case where a teen girl who was wearing jeans was raped by her driving instructor.

A judge later ruled that because her jeans were tight, the girl must have helped in removing them, thus providing consent.

Those participating in Denim Day are encouraged to wear denim jeans to raise awareness for sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape.

The Dane County Rape Crisis Center provides free services to any victim of sexual assault and their support network regardless of age, gender identify or other status.

You can call the 24 hour helpline at (608) 251-7273.