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Wear Denim Day shows support for rape, sexual violence survivors

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Wearing a simple wardrobe staple on Wednesday showed support for survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Wednesday is Wear Denim Day, and the Center for Woman and Families marked the event.

It started after a teenager was raped in Italy by her driving instructor.  He was convicted, but the Italian High Court overturned it because the victim was wearing tight jeans.  Women in the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans, and it's become an international movement.

Marta Miranda, the CEO for the Center for Women and Families, said Wednesday, "Denim day was born quickly and spread not only to protest rape and assault, but show victims they are not to blame for the crime committed but that they are victims of a crime."

March and April are Sexual Assault Awareness months in Kentucky and Indiana.

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