Denim Day is a day of protest against violence and support of survivors. Denim Day began in Italy in 1997 when an 18 year old woman was raped by her driving instructor. In an appeal to the Italian Supreme Court, it was ruled that the woman would have had to help the man remove her jeans, thus making the act consensual. Women of the Italian Parliament protested the court’s ruling by wearing denim to work and holding signs that read, “Jeans: An Alibi for Rape”. Americans quickly took notice and have been wearing denim on April 24 for more than a decade.