Denim Day walk vs. sex assault
MORE THAN 100 men and women clad in jeans marched into Foley Square on Wednesday in a show of support for sex assault victims.
The demonstrators gathered in lower Manhattan after marching over the Brooklyn Bridge to mark “Denim Day.”
“Justice is what I fight for. Justice for all of us who have been silenced,” said filmmaker Ann Lee Cooper, who said she was raped in October.
The worldwide movement to prevent sexual assault was launched in response to a 1999 Italian court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the teen victim wore tight jeans.
“We need to continue to make sure that we educate people about sexual assault,” said Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (DBrooklyn). “We need to bring it to our schools, our churches, our houses of worship, and we have to give women the freedom to come forward.”